Video: Pest-resistant GE cowpeas could reduce pesticide use, increase yields of African staple

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Dr. TJ Higgins discusses a global effort to genetically engineer a pest-resistant variety of cowpea (black-eyed peas) that will help small-holder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa reduce pesticide use and enjoy higher yields of a crop that is an important source of protein for more than 200 million people.

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