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Killer Fungus Threatens Brazilian Farms as Pesticides Lose Power

It’s the fungus that just won’t die. Over almost two decades, a plant disease known as Asian rust has infiltrated soybean fields across Brazil—the world’s biggest exporter of the versatile oilseed used in countless consumer products.

 

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