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Climate change to accelerate crop losses from insects
August 30, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Rice, maize and wheat, which comprise 42 percent of total human calorie consumption worldwide, will be greatly impacted by the intensified insect pest pressure projected with a 2-degree Celsius rise in global temperatures, according to a study published in the journal Science. Full Story
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