Exposure of plants to artificial ionising radiation is beneficial for society and the environment

For over 80 years, mutation breeding has been a fundamental and highly successful tool in the global efforts to feed an ever-increasing and nutritiously demanding population. The method uses radiation to expose seeds or other plant materials, which are grown for two to four generations to identify new but rare mutants. Using this method, thousands of crop varieties have been generated, delivering high yields, tolerance to diseases, increased nutritional value, and improved resilience to the effects of climate change.

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