New diseases threaten Britain’s livestock and crops because of global warming

Independent: Britain faces a wave of deadly new animal and plant diseases that threaten to wipe out crops and livestock as a direct result of global warming, the World Bank's top agricultural expert has warned. The country can expect to import more diseases, such as the deadly Schmallenberg virus that arrived from overseas about 18 months ago and is sweeping through new-born cattle and sheep spread by midge bites, the expert said. Rachel Kyle, the World Bank's vice president for sustainable development,......

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