Live revision! Join us for our free exam revision livestreams Watch now

In the News

Climate change resistant wheat crops

Joanne Parkinson

21st August 2018

100,000 wheat genes have been discovered by Scientists. These findings will enable them to develop new strains of wheat which can be grown to tolerate changing weather conditions as a result of climate change.

The work will enable Scientists to use the genome map that has been created to develop the best strains for different areas of the World. The creation of different strains can take between 10 and 15 years but is at least a possible solution to the pressure being placed on food supplies as global population continues to increase. It is expected that 60% more wheat will need to be produced by 2050 so these findings are key to ensure that can happen. With climate change, the biggest challenge will be heat so strains will be produced which can tolerate this.

For more information on these findings check out - https://www.bbc.com/news/scien...

Joanne Parkinson

An experienced, outstanding Geography teacher, GCSE examiner and Head of Humanities in a 11-18 school. I'm passionate about all geographical events and am a keen blogger.

© 2002-2024 Tutor2u Limited. Company Reg no: 04489574. VAT reg no 816865400.