As the planet warms, agricultural scientists are focusing on the root of the problem

Lisa m. Krieger Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. — To feed a hotter, drier planet, Stanford scientists are building a smarter factory. The team genetically reprogrammed plants, nurtured in a lab room, to grow long or short, branching or thin roots — traits that alter the ability to gather nutrients or water. Controlling root growth … Read more