Millet Grains Resilient to Climate Change
Because food scarcity is a growing concern across the world, researchers have studies millet grain as a large agricultural contributor due to the grain’s resilience to drought, water scarcity, and the ever-changing climate.
Millet grains are grown primarily in Africa and Asia because it’s known to thrive in droughts, has a short growing season with high productivity, and is resistant to insects and diseases. The grains are also known for being a major source of proteins and carbohydrates. As the climate continues to rise and certain areas across the world are losing some productivity to crops, researchers have explores how millet grains can be used to combat food scarcity.
Millet grains are also becoming more popular in Europe and North America because the grains serve as an active ingredient in gluten-free and multigrain cereals, breads, and other foods. Other studies have shown that millet-rich diets can help protect against certain diseases such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic syndrome.