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Speed breeding technique inspired by NASA grows three times the wheat with less land

Scientists inspired by NASA have found a way to grow wheat at incredible speeds using intense lighting regimes. The method, called "speed breeding", produces wheat that is not only healthier, but grows in half the time, meaning you could feed more people with less land. The rapid-growing technique not only works on wheat but sunflowers, lentils, peanuts, amaranth, pepper, and radish, which could signal a major breakthrough for feeding the planet's growing population.
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