Published August 17, 2012
Drought is parching the farm states of the American Midwest, and experts say intense droughts are becoming more likely with climate change. One company is fighting back using genetic engineering. Next season, Monsanto expects to be the first company on the market with genetically modified varieties of maize (called corn in the US) that are better able to handle the dry weather. But some critics say not to expect too much. VOA's Steve Baragona has a look from Nebraska.