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Chasing Chiles In The Face Of Climate Change

04/11/2011 11:16 am ET | Updated Jun 11, 2011

THERE was a frost expected here two weeks ago, but Gary Paul Nabhan, a conservation biologist and inveterate seed-saver, was out in his hardscrabble garden anyway, planting his favorite food, hot chilies.

Chiltepin, chile de árbol (the one that scrambles up trees), Tabasco, serrano, pasilla, Chimayó. These are only a few of the pungent peppers that Mr. Nabhan and two other chili lovers -- Kurt Michael Friese, a chef from Iowa City, and Kraig Kraft, an agro-ecologist studying the origin of hot peppers -- collected on a journey that began two years ago, in northern Mexico, and took them across the hot spots of this country.

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