Innovation Fact of the Week: Indian Farmers Who Planted Flood-tolerant Biotech Rice Increased Yields by 13.5% From 2012 to 2013

John Wu July 15, 2016
July 15, 2016

Global warming will only increase the unpredictability and scale of floods in the tropics. Biotechnology offers a solution for farmers to mitigate the risk of flood damage. Between 2012 and 2013, Indian farmers who adopted a flood-tolerant variety of biotech rice increased their yields by 13.5 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.