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World's Coffee Supply 'Threatened', Warns Java Giant

October 17th, 2011 | by Michael Ricciardi

Chances are, despite your cherished addiction to th ebrown brew, the thought of a drastic reduction in the world's coffee supply is not on your 'deep concern radar'...but it is to Coffee retail giant Starbucks, whose concern for its global supply chain -- sourced most in Central America -- has always been of deep (and obvious) concern. Though predicted critical shortages are a decade or more off, already coffee farmers are finding increasing, negative climate impacts on their crop yields

Mystery of Honey Bee Colony Collapse Solved

October 9th, 2010 | by Michael Ricciardi

A collaborative genetic analysis between civilian entomologists and military scientists has at last revealed the true cause of Colony Collapse Disease which has been decimating honeybee hives in the US, Europe and Asia since

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