Cactus pear as drought-tolerant crop for sustainable fuel and food

Source: ScienceDaily

Could cactus pear become a major crop like soybeans and corn in the near future, and help provide a biofuel source, as well as a sustainable food and forage crop? Researchers believe the plant, with its high heat tolerance and low water use, may be able to provide fuel and food in places that previously haven’t been able to grow sustainable crops.