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U. of Ill. Study to focus on food-crop production

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URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Illinois will use a $25 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to study plant photosynthesis to see if food-crop production can be increased. Stephen Long is the project director and a professor of crop sciences and plant biology at the university. Long says food security figures to be a major global challenge in the...