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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...


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