Breeding crops with roots a metre deeper : significant environmental benefits (Science Daily)

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Breeding Crops With Deeper Roots Could ‘Slash CO2 Levels’

ScienceDaily (Aug. 3, 2011) — Breeding crops with roots a metre deeper in the ground could lower atmospheric CO2 levels dramatically, with significant environmental benefits, according to research by a leading University of Manchester scientist.

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.