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01 October 2010

GM trees to counter global warming?

Forests of genetically altered trees and other plants could sequester several billion tons of carbon from the atmosphere each year and so counter global warming, a study suggests.

Forests of genetically altered trees and other plants could sequester several billion tons of carbon from the atmosphere each year and so help ameliorate global warming, according to estimates in the journal BioScience

The researchers stress that the use of genetically engineered plants for carbon sequestration is only one of many policy initiatives and technical tools that might boost the carbon sequestration already occurring in natural vegetation and crops. 

 
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