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World's Coffee Supply In Danger Due To Roya Fungus
2013-05-15 14:35:47

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A case of coffee leaf rust is threatening a large portion of the coffee crop in Central America, threatening the jobs of local coffee growers. This, in turn, could lead to higher prices for those who enjoy a cup of Latin American coffee. Coffee leaf rust, better known as the fungus Roya, has affected coffee growers in the past. This year it looks to cause upwards of $500 million in damages and 374,000 lost jobs in Central...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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