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Wheat Killing Fungus Could Destroy Crops Around The World.

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posted on Apr, 16 2007 @ 12:33 AM
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A new wheat killing fungus which emerged in Uganda could spread around the world destroying major production of wheat around the world.



Crops Worldwide Threatened by New Wheat Fungus
Friday, 13 April 2007, 10:55 am
Opinion: United Nations
Crops Worldwide Threatened by New Wheat-Killing Fungus, UN Agency Warns
New York, Apr 12 2007 6:00PM

Warning that a virulent new wheat-killing fungus called wheat stem rust could destroy harvests across the globe, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today said that it has partnered with other organizations to fight the spread of the dangerous strain.

Warning that a virulent new wheat-killing fungus called wheat stem rust could destroy harvests across the globe, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today said that it has partnered with other organizations to fight the spread of the dangerous strain.

Also known as wheat black rust, the fungus, which first emerged in Uganda in 1999, has spread from East Africa to Yemen on the Arabian Peninsula.

Approximately 80 per cent of all varieties of wheat in Asia and Africa are vulnerable to this new strain which spreads rapidly and is transmitted by the wind across continents and over long distances.

“Global wheat yields could be at risk if the stem rust spreads to major wheat producing countries,” cautioned FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf said.

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[edit on 16-4-2007 by sanctum]



posted on Apr, 16 2007 @ 02:16 AM
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And so the earth fights back.



posted on Apr, 16 2007 @ 02:19 AM
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maybe it wont get to the crops.
i dont care for the corps anyway.



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