6 thoughts on “How coffee changed America

  1. Josephus Daniels says:

    “Areas in Latin America suitable for growing coffee face predicted declines of 73-88 percent by 2050. However, diversity in bee species may save the day, even if many species in cool highland regions are lost as the climate warms. The research, co-authored by David Roubik, senior scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, will be published in an early online Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences edition between Sept. 11-15.”
    https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-09/stri-cab090717.php
    Also “Scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama found that exposing baby cacao plants to microbes from healthy adult cacao plants reduced the plant’s chance of becoming infected with the serious cacao pathogen, Phytopthora palmivora., by half. The researchers’ study was published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B on July 5.” http://www.stri.si.edu/english/about_stri/headline_news/news/article.php?id=1985

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