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The devils and the details of disease

Fine tuning policies and collaborations can strengthen animal and plant pathogen research, says Wyn Grant.

Wyn Grant

In the 21st century, one of the potential consequences of climate change and free global trade is that animal and plant disease may pose increasing threats to our food supplies.

It’s important to understand the biology of the pathogens and pests involved, but it’s equally important to fully consider the human dimension, and the part that people and their behaviour play.
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Wyn Grant

The needs of food security require that food production be increased on a relatively fixed amount of land but in a sustainable way. How can this objective be achieved?

In particular how can we protect plants against pests and diseases in a sustainable way? Many consumer and environmentalists would like
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