Saturday, April 9, 2011
'Green Super Rice' About Two Years Away for Asia, Africa
VOA Learning English Video: 'Green Super Rice' About Two Years Away for Asia, Africa
"Scientists have worked for twelve years to develop what they call Green Super Rice. They say several varieties should be available to farmers about two years from now in parts of Asia and Africa.The "green" in Green Super Rice means environmentally friendly. Researchers say it will produce at least as much grain as other rice plants but with fewer inputs. "Super" means the rice is designed to better resist droughts, floods, salty water, insects and disease.The developers of Green Super Rice did not use genetic engineering. Instead, they mated hundreds of varieties of rice."