Wheat Rust on the March

Food prices are rising for a couple of different reasons: inflation, droughts, increased ethanol production, etc.  Well, here’s another possible reason.

 Billions at Risk from Wheat Super-Blight.

Note that the article talks about how this particular variant of wheat rust has evolved to get around the selection process for wheat plants.  This could have a huge impact on prices for anything that relies on wheat either directly or indirectly for the next 5 years or more.

Growing one’s own wheat is impractical for many people.  I may pick up a couple of large sacks of flour soon.  I’ll keep an eye on this story…

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