The International Center of Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) is growing salt-loving superfoods in the Dubai desert to increase food production. The ICBA, a non-profit organization founded in 1999 in the United Arab Emirates, owns a unique collection of 13,000 seeds and has presented non-traditional crops to the desert, such as quinoa from South America’s Andes. Additionally, scientists have discovered that five of the 1,200 kinds of quinoa can grow in warm environments. Salicornia, a salt-tolerant plant native to the southern United States, was also used to produce food and biofuels. The ICBA’s research is part of a global solution to find different ways to produce food, with food consumption expected to increase by 59 to 98 percent by 2050. According to Joshua Katz, a partner at the consulting company McKinsey & Company, rising temperatures and bad weather conditions may need more than one food production system to guarantee food security.