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February, 22, 2018
Chickpeas and Climate Change: Most of the plant foods we eat are the result of thousands of years of selective breeding. A plant food like chickpeas is very different from its original wild relative. As climate changes in some areas of the world, new varieties that are drought resistant, heat resistant, etc. will be needed. Scientists are now finding ways to give commercial varieties of chickpeas some of the same genes that make the wild varieties so hardy.

Consumer Related Article:
Genetic limits threaten chickpeas, a globally critical food

Research Related Article:
Nature Com. 2018;9(649):1-13.

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