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Will the coffee rust fungus drive up coffee prices?

May 27, 2014
By Lauren Strapagiel


May 27, 2014 – New steps are being taken to combat an infection plaguing coffee
crops that threatens to increase the retail price of coffee and the livelihoods of some half a million people. Hemileia vastatrix is a fungus that causes what’s known as coffee rust. To coffee growers in Latin America, it’s roya, and it’s eating away at their incomes. | READ MORE