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Gates backs ‘super’ cows and crops

Investments will be targeted at innovations 
that will aid poor farmers around the globe

Computer mogul Bill Gates is backing agriculture innovation in a big way. He’s funding research into “super crops” and breeding higher-yielding dairy cows along with the British government, he announced recently in Scotland. The work could lead to cows producing more milk, chickens laying better-quality eggs and crops being able to withstand droughts or disease,