Replacing beef with beans on Americans’ plates might be the fastest way to cut CO2 emissions

If Americans ate beans instead of beef, the U.S. would realize 50 to 75% of its 2020 GHG-reduction targets.

Consuming legumes is associated with a lower risk of diabetes

Yet another study underscores how important legumes are to a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Mixed legume and cereal crops don’t need fertilizer to yield a lot of food

Farm smart not hard.

Legumes are more filling than meat, better for your waist and the planet

Where’s my fork?

How a new generation of climate change resistant beans could save millions

Some 30 new bean varieties have been cross-bred by researchers in order to make these more resistant to rising temperatures. Often called the ‘meat of the poor’, more than 400 million people around the world depend on beans for their daily protein intake. Being particularly vulnerable to temperature means that bean farms, whether large or home subsistence gardens, could be obliterated by climate change this century. The new beans can withstand temperatures three to four degrees Celsius greater than those currently grown by farmers, enough, the researchers say, to keep yield losses to a minimum.