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Researchers in Australia have developed a form of salt-tolerant wheat that could help address the global food crisis by allowing farmers to grow crops in soil with high salinity. They created the new form of wheat by crossing a modern strain with an ancient species, a pairing that resulted in a hearty new kind of plant that can withstand soil that most commercial forms of wheat can’t survive in. The researchers believe this new super-wheat will allow farmers to grow more food crops on land previously thought to be off limits to agriculture.

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