Translate page with Google

Story Publication logo January 11, 2012

U.S. Scientists Continue Fight Against Global Wheat Killer

Media file: 662.jpg

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

author #1 image author #2 image
Multiple Authors
Media file: Wheat_Rust_Pulitzer Standup.jpg

Ug99, a fungus that infects wheat and other grains, poses a major threat to global food crops. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the ongoing effort to develop hybrid wheat varieties resistant to this disease and the need for new distribution methods to ensure world farmers will have access to hybrid seeds.


navy halftone illustration of a halved avocado


Food Security

Food Security

Support our work

Your support ensures great journalism and education on underreported and systemic global issues