Satellite carrying fruit and vegetable seeds
An ongoing effort to feed the 1.3 billion people in China has led
scientist to launch a satellite carrying 2,000 seeds from nine different
fruits and vegetables. The hope is that the data gathered will enable
scientists to try to cultivate high-yield and high-quality plants.
Because of the rapid decline in farming land due to increased
industrialization, China is looking into more effective and efficient
ways to grow and produce food.
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Converting grains into meat is a very inefficient process. Apart from
political, economic and social issues, the transition to a plant-based
diet could potentially liberate enough grain to feed all the people in
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