January 19, 2013
Fortified by Global Warming, Deadly Fungus Poisons Corn Crops, Causes Cancer: Scientific American

This is one of those stories that I see somewhere and think “wow, this would be great on the Tumblr!” and then I read it and I want to run home and hide and never eat anything but food I have grown myself ever again. Aspergillus flavus is a mold that thrives in hot, dry weather, just like last year’s epic drought in the U.S. It has rendered huge portions of corn crops unsaleable; just the equivalent of 100 kernels per truckload of corn turns the whole lot into garbage. This is a very real and very scary threat. Read at your own risk. ~AR

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    Haha. Scary indeed. I wonder what kind of solutions will arise from this. Surely, you can’t control the weather. Is this...
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    Welp. This adds an element of suspense to popcorn eating.
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    Sucks that corn is in almost everything, too.
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    my poor corn flakes ;_;
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    Scientific American is a legitimate science magazine, by the way.
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