Sunday, December 28, 2014

Combating the global food crisis: Diazotroph Bacteria as a Cereal Crop Growth Promoter

Three 16-year-old Mighty Girls from Cork, Ireland won the Grand Prize at the 2014 Google Science Fair in September for their discovery of a new way to use bacteria to dramatically increase the yield of several basic food crops -- research which could have a major impact in addressing food scarcity while making agriculture more eco-friendly by reducing the need for fertilizer.