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Photosynthesis is the starting point for almost every food chain, sustaining most life on Earth. But, not all plants have perfected the process. We now have the knowledge and the tools to maximise photosynthesis in a range of food crops. As climate change-driven weather such as drought and flooding is destroying crops and threatening crop yields around the world, this research is about making sure we can grow enough food to feed ourselves. Sebastian Fuller and Jonathan Menary tell us how in an article published in The Conversation.