• 17/07/2024 09:44

In case of nuclear winter: scientists have named a plant that will save humanity from hunger

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This information was reported by T4, reports URA-Inform.

In the event of a nuclear winter, scientists say, almost all flora will die, but algae can adapt.

The study used an empirical model of the growth of the seaweed Gracilaria tikvahiae, simulated in a nuclear winter climate. The results showed that even with a general cooling after a nuclear war, it is possible to grow seaweed in tropical oceans.

Favourable growth conditions are created by increasing vertical mixing and releasing nutrients. Estimates show that with scaling up the construction of algae farms, up to 45% of global food demand can be met within 9-14 months.

At the same time, the researchers also noted that after a nuclear winter, algae will be harmless for consumption, since it can reduce toxic substances to a safe level.

Recall that it was previously reported that a mutant calf with a “human head” was born in a Thai village (photo).

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