Saving Our Wheaties

Dried wheat stalks against a wood background

  Oh no! Dead crops. Could it be a CEREAL killer? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. Viruses often attack our crops, acting like Trojan horses. They take over the plant, killing it. To protect our wheat crops, we need to understand how these viruses

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Batty Idea

Holy biodiversity, Batman! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Ninety percent of plants and animals in Madagascar are found nowhere else! Sadly, insect outbreaks threaten this amazing biodiversity. When they chomp down local crops, farmers are forced to compensate for the loss with field expansion!

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Toxic Baby Food

Ughhh, what did I eat?. This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Caterpillars are cute, but not when they damage crops. Plants defend themselves by producing chemicals that attract wasps, a natural pest control. Wasps lay eggs in caterpillars, and hatchlings slowly eat the caterpillars from

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