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Fall Armyworm ‘Plague’ Goes Global Threatening Millions of People as Their Staple Food Crops are Devastated

The maize pest, Spodoptera frugiperda, is native primarily to Central and South America but, very recently, it has swept across the world at a speed that has spurred comments likening it to a Biblical plague. It was first recognized in Nigeria in 2016 and, within three years, it had spread into 28 sub-Saharan African countries, [...]

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