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.
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.
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From August 2006 - when the first edition was launched organic products reviewed the progress made by some electronic companies in recent years on their commitments to produce organic electronics.
Every year on April 22, debating issues of environmental pollution. Specific pollution and habitat destruction many plant and animal species are endangered.
Forest conservation weapon against climate change
Wangari Maathai, 68, Nobel Prize winner in 2004 for works of reforestation in Kenya, called for talks on climate change to focus on protecting forests, especially forests of Amazonia, Southeast Asia and the basin Congo.