Scientists start bean breeding to help curb starvion due to global warming

March 25, 2015 4:39 PM

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The International Center for tropical Agriculture (CIAT) announced that they have created a variety of beans that could withstand the expected 3°C (5.4°F) rise in temperature over the next century due to global warming.

“This discovery could be a big boon for bean production because we are facing a dire situation where, by 2050, global warming could reduce areas suitable for growing beans by 50 percent,” said Steve Beebe, a senior CGIAR bean researcher.

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