Rice is the raw material supply for more than 80% of the world population, although production is declining in Bangladesh, India and parts of East and South Asia, due to toxic levels of arsenic in soil.
A team of researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, produced through genetic engineering rice plants that block the absorption of arsenic.
"The growth activity of certain genes, we can create rice plants that are highly resistant to arsenic and other heavy metals," said Professor Parkash.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - 250 years of existence
Royal Botanic Gardendale, Kew - celebrates 250 years of existence.
In 1759, William Aiton was appointed to take care of the gardens extend to KEW Princess Augusta.
Pomegranate - Punica granatum
Uses are numerous, especially in oriental tradition. Pomegranate juice is a common drink, rich in fiber, potassium and vitamin C. This juice is called granatina thick and sweet, syrup used in the past for the preparation of cocktails. Juice is also used as an antiseptic and if light is applied to wounds.
25% of global food production may be lost in 2050
25% of global food production may be lost in 2050 due to climate change, degradation of the territory and to reduce the amount of water, said the United Nations.
UNEP (United Nations Program Ambient) - "We need to face not only the way the world produces food but also how it distributed, sold and consumed '- Achim Steiner.
Band e Amir, the first national park in Afghanistan
National Park consists of a series of six deep lakes separated natural dykes of rock rich in red travertine. This rock is found only in few places in the world.