Editing DNA of plants to produce hardy crops

US firm's 'elite' crops may help S'pore better grow its own food

American agricultural science company Corteva Agriscience is on a mission to help secure the future of Singapore's food by creating rice seeds that can withstand the vagaries of climate change.

Not unlike the developers of the hardy made-in-Singapore Temasek Rice, Corteva Agriscience is developing a special gene editing process to create crops that are climate-and flood-resistant.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 10, 2019, with the headline 'Editing DNA of plants to produce hardy crops'. Subscribe