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Health & Wellness  (tags: science, food, fungus, research, risks, safety, prevention, environment )

- 1794 days ago -
A beetle that farms fungus inside avocado trees could threaten crops in the U.S., Australia and Israel, says a Virginia Tech researcher.The Ambrosia beetle and its kin cultivate a very specific kind of fungus inside trees...

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Kit B (276)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 1:22 pm

Call out the National Guard, get FEMA on the phone. Not Avocados, say it isn't so. Beetles, bah, humbug.

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 3:45 pm
I agree Kit. Can't live without avocados. Beetles be gone!

Kit B (276)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 5:18 pm

I may be experiencing withdrawal pains just from reading this. "Danger Will Robinson, no avocados here". Tis a sad day when I have to consider that avocado and tomato sandwiches for dinner are no longer in the menu.

Jason S (50)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 7:04 pm
Good posting, thanks

Sheila D (194)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 7:57 pm
Would you believe I've never had any avocado?? Don't all yell What? at once now. Noted and thank you.

Katie & Bill D (107)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 8:20 pm
Hope this is fixed soon! We love our Avacado's!! So healthy!!
Thank You

greenplanet e (155)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 8:25 pm
No, no!

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 9:09 pm
GAma Sheila, please say it isn't so! You have been deprived. LOL.

Jerry B (128)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 10:16 pm
Noted omg GGma Sheila don't know what she is missing lol . Thanks Carrie!

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 12:18 am
I love avocado, hope it doesn't disappear from the markets...

Patricia H. (440)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 5:52 am

Terrie Williams (798)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 10:12 am
Well.....that really SUX. I love avocados, don't get to buy them much, but when they are on sale, I go crazy LOL. The scientists better get crackin and fix this problem.

GGma....ya don't know what yer missin. :)

Debra Tate (17)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 12:41 pm

Kit B (276)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 1:08 pm

GGma Sheila, are you teasing? How is it possible to have never tried avocados?

Yep, Terrie they do need to fix this.

Katie K (70)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 1:21 pm
Now what do they want to do....use insecticides but then that poisons the plant and everything else. Here again man has created his own monsters. Moving things from place to place is foreign and unnatural. That's why when we go into space, and if ever other planets, that it isn't that great of an idea. If we're contaminating this way, what do you think would come back from out there in outerspace. Maybe they're just trying to drive up the price of an avocado.

Birgit W (160)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 2:19 pm

Jaime Alves (52)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 2:49 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 3:04 pm
Oooooh....nothing gets between me and my least until now. Thanks for this info.

reft h (66)
Friday July 26, 2013, 12:33 am
not good

Lloyd H (46)
Friday July 26, 2013, 6:30 am
My first question is just how much is this the result of monoculture in the avocado market. Second I really do not care as avocado to me tastes just exactly like lard mixed with black pepper. And yes coming from a Scandinavian heritage I know what that tastes like, my mother and her parents made lettuce rolls with lettuce, lard and either sugar or pepper.

Lona G (79)
Friday July 26, 2013, 9:09 am
Very disturbing news. I hope they find a way to fight this beetle off without resorting to Roundup-like pesticides.

Melania Padilla (122)
Friday July 26, 2013, 5:56 pm
Oh my.... But you know I am not surprised, we are just begining to hear such stories...

Sergio P (65)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 8:01 pm
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