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Startup Aims to Bring Useless Farmland Back to Life

Wed, 07/07/2010 - 10:41pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Around the world, a billion acres of agricultural land lay abandoned. In the United States, 15 million acres of cropland falls under this category. Decades of repeated irrigation and declining water quality have made much of this once-productive land too salty to support plant growth. Among the strategies to put this land back to use is to develop crops that can tolerate high-salinity soils.

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