Scientists at the University of Cambridge (UK) have decoded the 'closed gene' in rice, wheat, barley that produces genetically modified rice that can be grown on saline soil.
Areas suitable for this crop are in Southeast Asia and South Asia, including Vietnam, where rising sea levels may threaten food production.
Representative of the research group, Professor Mark Tester, said that the tests conducted on rice were feasible.
Through experiments can grow crops on saline soils around the world, soils can provide up to a third of the world's food.
And Professor Giles Oldroyd, John Innes Agricultural Research Center (UK) - the world's leading rice research center, said that developing crops on saline soil is the key to open hunger programs. across the globe.