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Scientists in Kenya Try to Fend Off Disease Threatening World's Wheat Crop

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Ug99, a virulent fungal disease, could create a major food security crisis by attacking the world's...

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Scientists in Kenya's Rift Valley are taking part in a complicated and protracted global fight against Ug99, a fungal disease called wheat rust that could destroy 80 percent of all known wheat varieties. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports as part of the Under-Told Stories Project.

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