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The Bug that Brought Russia to its Knees

Author: Laura Williams
Illustrations/Images by Igor Shpilenok


July/August 2007
Features
Page 39   ( 5 pages)


Summary: Just under a century ago, a nefarious pest migrated (thanks to war and industrial farming) from the southwestern U.S. to the Russian heartland. Ever since, potatoes – a staple in the Russian diet also brought from the Americas –?have been under siege.


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