Chinese scientists have found new way to make starch in a lab. Could it save on water and land?

Published Sep 28 2021 at 3:00 PM GMT
  • Researchers at an institute under the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a way to artificially create starch from carbon dioxide much quicker than plants can naturally, potentially cutting the amount of farmland needed for starch crops.
  • But more research is needed for the process to be industrialised and other scientists said the energy source would determine if the energy-intensive method was sustainable.
  • The researchers at the Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology said they had….



  • Published Sep 28, 2021 3:00 PM GMT