Salt Takes Rice

Rice is imperiled by rising sea levels and shifting geographic ranges. Productive land is submerged, while salt water contaminates aquifers, settles into fields after storm surges, causes stress hormones in plant roots to shut down growth. Chinese and Philippine researchers are testing salt-tolerant varieties of rice, with promising results. They hope to grow this rice on desert lands in the Middle East.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyfT2tvcn6g&feature=youtu.be
https://triblive.com/news/world/ruined-crops-salty-soil-how-rising-seas-are-poisoning-north-carolinas-farmland/
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https://www.adb.org/features/saving-asias-farm-lands-climate-change-salt-resilient-rice
https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2018/06/rice-grown-in-desert-using-seawater-with-over-double-the-global-average-yields.html
https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/nation/2019/02/24/climate-change-rice-crops-heading-towards-collapse