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Wheat is the third most cultivated grain on the planet, behind corn and rice. In 2007, we grew 607 million tons of it and turned it into all kinds of food products, but wheat is also the target of the fungus Puccinia triticina, better known as wheat leaf rust. This fungal disease kills off affected leaves and causes the grain to shrivel up. A new strain called Ug99 was discovered in eastern Africa a few years ago and it has been wrecking havoc on wheat crops in Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia.6 foods we could lose in an outbreak

Wheat is the third most cultivated grain on the planet, behind corn and rice. In 2007, we grew 607 million tons of it and turned it into all kinds of food products, but wheat is also the target of the fungus Puccinia triticina, better known as wheat leaf rust. This fungal disease kills off affected leaves and causes the grain to shrivel up. A new strain called Ug99 was discovered in eastern Africa a few years ago and it has been wrecking havoc on wheat crops in Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia.
6 foods we could lose in an outbreak

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