Study identifies bean varieties immune to climate change

March 25, 2015 1:28 PM

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It's widely forecasted that developing nations will some of the hardest hit by climate change. As the planet warms and weather systems are disrupted, researchers consider what will happen to crops in already vulnerable places.

Recent climate models raised concerns that the production of beans -- a staple crop and vital source of protein for millions around the world, especially in Latin America and Africa -- could be wiped out by rising temperatures. Most bean plants are especially sensitive to heat.

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