Plants like Quinoa might be the next staple diet in the world we are headed to

March 4, 2019 6:16 PM |


Scientists back at Dubai are experimenting on crops that can be grown even in salty soils- a major consequence of soil pollution. Quinoa is topping the lists of favorites with scientists, among other halophytes.

Already plants like Quinoa and Salicornia are known for their ability to handle salty consistency of soil. Whereas staple crops like that of wheat and rice wither away and can’t survive in environment like this.

Already concerns like that of global warming, shrinking arable lands, degradation of farmlands and soil pollution add an urgency to experiments like these. The center has plans to further introduce the same in Egypt and Morocco.

Scientists are taking in consideration the amazing ability of such plants and making possible farming at places like Dubai. Reportedly, an experimental farm has been set up in the sight-range of the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa.

Apart from contributing to the study, these researchers are also trying to help farmers in the Middle-east to earn a living.

The center is also planning on advertising the food to more and more people and hiring chefs. However, winning over people to switch to these diets seems like a bigger challenge at present. Especially third world countries will be the last to adopt such diets.

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