Shalene Jha

Dec. 26, 2008

Shade-Grown Coffee Not Just for the Birds

Shade-grown coffee is sometimes called "bird friendly coffee," but a new paper in the journal Current Biology suggests that the plantations also help maintain the genetic diversity of native tree species.

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