Scientists engineered a food that can help save a starving of a warming planet

March 25, 2015 12:58 PM

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Hidden in an exceedingly corner of the Colombian rural area lies on one of all Latin America’s best-kept secrets. At the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Valle First State Cauca, over 300 scientists from round the world area unit operating to stay the globe fed. The relaxed, university-like atmosphere belies the importance of the organization’s work. CIAT, that is an element of a food-research syndicate referred to as sugar, has international responsibility (PDF) underneath the international organization for safeguarding very important crops like cassava, rice and beans: staples that many lots of individuals within the developing world depend upon for survival.

In the center’s sequence bank Daniel Debouck’s eyes sparkle as he points out rows of shelves, every filled with totally different varieties of beans. The gathering contains a kaleidoscopically array of colors, shapes and sizes. White, gravel-like varieties, from the North American country sit beside...

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