Friday, April 1, 2011
Crops can be grown for many reasons, and sometimes it takes a lot of them to get what you want. Growing all these crops takes lots of water, like cranberries. Other plants can conserve water for a long time, but are of no use for eating, like cacti. Now, what if there was a way to genetically alter the seed of, say, the cranberry, and combine it with the water conservation-like seed of the cactus. So, the result would be being able to grow the cranberry, using less water. If possible, another idea is to just take the seed and combine it with whatever seeds you want to suit your needs. You could, say, create a plant that was really tasty, or create other plants that don't have to be planted in such large quantities, or that grew more upward with less root space so you can use more planting area around it. The combinations and possibilities are endless.