The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned in March that Iran had detected a new highly pathogenic strain of wheat stem rust called Ug99.
The fungal disease could spread to other wheat producing states in the Near East and western Asia that provide one-quarter of the world’s wheat.
*I know UB40 isn't a cover band. But their most popular song--at least in the U.S., and really, where else does music matter?**--was a cover of Neil Diamond's Red, Red Wine. "Red, Red Wine you make me fell so fine, you keep me happy, all of the time"...then there's something about a monkey.
**I'm joking international readers.