The experiments reflect a continued shift in the federal government’s response to climate change.
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Thousands of cattle perished in a freak snowstorm during the first weekend in October 2013 in Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota. That’s an incredible number, and yet the story received surprisingly little attention.
Researchers are racing to develop farm animals that can survive imaginary climate change.
The LA Times reported:
When a team of researchers from the University of Delaware traveled to Africa two years ago to search for exemplary chickens, they weren’t looking for plump thighs or delicious eggs.
They were seeking out birds that could survive a hotter planet.
The researchers were in the vanguard of food scientists, backed by millions of dollars from the federal government, racing to develop new breeds of farm animals that can stand up to the hazards of global warming.