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News Release 13-147

US and UK scientists collaborate to design crops of the future

Three Ideas Lab projects and a fourth NSF-sponsored project aim to transform future farming while reducing pollution and energy consumption

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Aerial photo of farmland.

By 2015, more than 190 million tons of nitrogen will be needed to supply the world's food. U.S and U.K. researchers are looking for alternate ways to meet the demand.

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