Going Green

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Black-eyed Peas!

Mmm, mmm, black-eyed peas and cornbread and a glass of sweet iced tea!!

Team seeks to improve the black-eye pea

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - A team of University of Virginia researchers is working to increase the drought- and disease-resistance of the black-eyed pea, a staple of the diets of roughly 200 million people in west and central Africa.

The U.Va. scientists are working with African growers to produce a tougher version of the legume, also known as the cowpea. About 80 percent of the...(complete article here).

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