AGFACE in the news: CO₂ cuts nutrition

AGFACE in the news: CO₂ cuts nutrition

Aprofile of some of the AGFACE programs recent research results was published on Science Meets Business during March:

Increasing concentrations of CO₂ in the atmosphere significantly increase water efficiency in plants and stimulate plant growth, a process known as the “fertilisation effect”. This leads to more biomass and a higher crop yield; however, elevated carbon dioxide (eCO₂) could decrease the nutritional content of food.

“Understanding the mechanisms and responses of crops to eCO₂ allows us to focus crop breeding research on the best traits to take advantage of the eCO₂ effect,” says Dr Glenn Fitzgerald… continue reading.