In the News

How Fiery Desert Chilis Can Protect Us from Climate Change

A landscape of thorny agaves, cacti, mesquite trees, and rock is not the first place one might imagine searching for the future of food. How could such a hot, dry place contain some of the keys to nourishing the world?

Colin Khoury and Gary Paul Nabhan went to the desert, an hour south of Tuscon, Arizona. The heat there can be punishing, and rain is scarce, which was precisely the point. For the area is home to precious wild plants, tolerant of such stresses, hiding in crevices and under scraggly trees providing just enough shelter for their survival. This area is one of a handful of places in the United States where wild chili (or chile) peppers grow.

View Full Article on FoodTank

Feature Image is Chiltepin (Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum (Dunal) Heiser & Pickersgill), Courtesy of Gary Paul Nabhan.

News

Filter by
  • News
  • Social
Press Release

Crop Trust Remembers Tim Fischer, Former Executive Board Chair

Read More
Press Release

#CropsInColor Welcomes the Oak Spring Garden Foundation, Food Tank, and the Tastes of Appalachia

Read More
Science Blog

IPCC: Nailing It

Read More
Marie's Corner

New Beginnings

Read More
Blog

In Vietnam: Farmers Evaluate Wild Rice-derived Lines

Read More
In the News

How Fiery Desert Chilis Can Protect Us from Climate Change

Read More
Press Release

From Central America to the World: Protecting the Future of Coffee

Read More
In the News

How CGIAR is Feeding Our Future

Read More
Science Blog

Show Me the Non-Monetary Benefits

Read More
Marie's Corner

Wild Relatives: Not Just in Your Family

Read More
Science Blog

Why I dislike the International Day for Biological Diversity

Read More