Cornell University professor Norman T. Uphoff is advocating a new way of growing rice in hopes of helping to solve the global food crisis. The method, called System of Rice Intensification, emphasizes quality over quantity and encourages farmers to plant early and give seedlings more room to grow.

(read the full story at the Environmental News Network)


  1. I find the resistance to this method from the scientific community interesting. Kind of the old “rather be dead than wrong” attitude. I guess there are some scientists that build their careers and reputations on their discoveries and findings and when something comes along to replace it, the welcome mat isn’t always out. Perhaps they lose sight of the fact that all discovery should be for the greater good.

Leave a Reply