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Michael Strano’s interview in Earth Island Journal…

To post on 13 Jul,

DiSTAP Co-lead Principal Investigator Michael Strano spoke to Earth Island Journal (tag) earlier this year about the work his team at the Strano Research Group in MIT has been doing to create light-emitting plants.

The research team has already successfully modified some species of plants to emit light for a period of time, and their project could lead to future plants that can help illuminate indoor or outdoor spaces.

Read more below in this in-depth piece about the light-emitting plants.

#SMARTMIT #MIT #innovation #research #DiSTAP #agriculture #urbanfarming #glowingplants #engineeredplants

Singapore is shifting cultivation indoors. [video, TLL and DiSTAP, CNA, 2020]

CNBC Interview – Michael Strano – Digitalization of agriculture can help solve food crisis, April 24, 2020

Exclusive: Can urban farming help combat climate change? DiSTAP director says ‘Yes’, International Business Times, Singapore, August 28, 2019

Scientists’ work on microbes may boost farming research, The Straits Times, August 23, 2019

CNA Singapore Tonight Interview with Michael Strano, August 15, 2019

CNA938 Singapore Today Weekend Radio interview with Michael Strano, August 17, 2019

Natural products produced by fermentation hold potential to help Singapore’s farming economy grow, Asia Pacific Biotech News, 2019