Scientists Breed Heat-Tolerant Beans To Endure Global Warming

March 25, 2015 7:32 AM

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Scientists Breed Heat-Tolerant Beans To Endure Global Warming

With global average temperatures at 1.24 degrees Fahrenheit above the twentieth-century average, 2014 was the world’s warmest year on record. And, pointing to a disturbing trend, nine of the 10 warmest years on record have all occurred in the twenty-first century, drastically affecting crops that are vital sources of nutrients for billions of people around the globe.

And as anthropogenic climate change adds to the troubles of a warming planet, it is imperative that temperature-resistant plants be developed at the earliest. Toward this end, plant breeders at the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) -- a global agricultural research c...

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