Rising emissions may double sweet potato size

spRising levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere caused by human-driven emissions might lead to larger sweet potatoes, a staple food for many African and Asian countries, according to research by the University of Hawaii, United States.

  • Sweet potatoes grown in high carbon dioxide conditions almost doubled in size
  • Researchers are studying how this affects nutritional content of enlarged tubers
  • But a hotter future planet may hinder the crop’s growth

Read more in SciDev Net (click here)

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