Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Cowpea protected from a devastating pest, free for smallholder African farmers

(Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Across Africa, armies of hungry caterpillars destroy the flowers and pods of cowpeas; casualties can reach 80 percent of this staple food crop if no measures are taken. But the real victims are smallholder African farmers who feed their families on farms smaller than five acres. Next year, they will have the option to grow cowpeas that are resistant to one of these pests.