Wheat supplies are in question because of stagnating yields, disease, climate change

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    Yields are not keeping up with a world growing hungrier. Crops are stunted in a world grown warmer. A devastating fungus, a wheat "rust," is spreading out of Africa, a grave threat to the food plant that covers more of the planet's surface than any other.

    "I used to have a very, very bumper crop, a healthy crop. Now I'm getting very, very poor performance": 20 percent less grain, he said, as the wheat matures too quickly in rising temperatures.

    Since July, when traders saw a historic heat wave devastating Russia's crop, prices on the world's wheat exchanges have shot up 50 percent. Corn and other grains rose in lockstep.

    Scientists believe Ug99 inevitably will reach the breadbaskets of south Asia and beyond. U.S. soldiers returning from the region might unwittingly bring home spores in their clothing or gear.

    'Staff of life' wavers under weight of humanity - World news - Americas - msnbc.com

    This is laughable. Ask right wingers. It's not true. None of it. They know. They aren't those dumb scientists. Right wingers have God. God will save us, except HE doesn't have to. Why? Because there is no such thing as "global warming". It doesn't exist. It's just not real.
     
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    All Obama's fault.
     
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    How could it be anyone's "fault". According to the right wing, it's not even happening.
     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-rJ-6hBfSo"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-rJ-6hBfSo[/ame]
     
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    The Republican Party in the United States is the only political party in the world that does not acknowledge global warming.

    Think about that.
     
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    The republican party does not recognize anything that disagrees with their platform.
     
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    Gay marriage will destroy every family in America. They were right about that.
     
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    That is very strange. This is why other countries see them as "dangerous". Once in power, they have the means to affect the world and with "God" on their side, they are just as extreme and radical as any extreme Muslim. Iraq proves that.
     
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    I noticed that. It's very strange.
     
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    I could recommend that they switch to corn by enviro-wackos' want to to make that into fuel.

    Imagine that: Stop drilling for oil which is a fuel source, then burn your food for fuel instead. It's very strange. :confused:
     

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