Food Security

Plant pandemics are affecting up to 30% of major food crops - and they're getting worse

Climate change will likely exacerbate these outbreaks, researchers say. Image: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Shirley Cardenas

Researcher and Writer, McGill University


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Plant pandemics are only getting worse as climate change steadily worsens. Image: PNAS

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