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Something to Worry About

July 7, 2010 0:09:05.660

Wheat Rust:

stem rust has spread from a corner of Africa’s Great Lakes to countries as distant as Iran and, recently, South Africa. Scientists now fear that the fungus cannot be kept out of Punjab, one of the world’s great bread baskets.

This is the sort of thing that could get very bad while most people are looking elsewhere. Fortunately, the article makes it sound like there are solutions available - so long as irrational fears of GM food don't stop them.

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posted by James Robertson

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