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Argentina engineers drought-resistant soybean
New seeds to help agriculture sector confront some of impacts of climate change.
02:33
20 Jul 2012
Argentina is suffering through a severe drought but researchers there may have found a way to protect farmers.
Scientists have genetically engineered a new type of soy that is resistant to drought and extreme heat by implanting a sunflower gene in crops like soy, corn and wheat to make those seeds more resistant to drought and soil salinity.
Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports from Santa Fe.
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