This is not an immediate threat but something that you should be aware of.
Wheat can be stored for thirty years or more.
Named Ug99, it is wheat stem rust fungus that has no cure yet and has already spread from Africa to Iran and will inevitably spread to the rest of the world.
They are calling it a Time Bomb.
Fear that the fungus will cause widespread damage has caused short-term price spikes on world wheat markets. Famine has been averted thus far, but experts say it's only a matter of time.
"A significant humanitarian crisis is inevitable," said Rick Ward, the coordinator of the Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat project at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y
I am not trying to induce any kind of panic but just want to make people aware of a potential for world wide disaster and how it may affect you.
Oregon State University has a similar article printed in the Oregonian.
This is not an immediate threat but something to take into consideration before shortages and price hikes start taking effect.
This is not the first time I have heard of this but it is the latest update on it.
I would remind everyone what happened last year with Rice supplies.