Agriculture: Genetic modification means beans can stay on the menu

Brazil's national agriculture research agency has spent over a decade developing a bean genetically engineering to resist the golden mosaic virus, one of the most destructive diseases to the bean crop in South America. If these new techniques for growing disease resistant food are successful, some predict that they will be used globally. "As we solve the challenges of finding varieties that can grow in more difficult areas of Brazil, we'll also solve the issue of a hotter and dryer climate" said Fernando Martins, a manager at Bain & Company.

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