Kenya: Stem Rust Fungus Returns, Threatens World Food Crops

by Benjamin Domenech on 12:56 am February 19, 2009

The UN warns: the deadly fungus stem rust is back and meaner than before, destroying Kenya’s fertile wheat fields and spreading beyond Africa. Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug says a major crisis could be only a year away: “a good share of the world’s area sown to wheat is susceptible to it…It has immense destructive potential.”

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