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By Greg Howe 

Crops could face double trouble from insects and a warming climate

 


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Gregg Howe, Michigan State University and Nathan Havko, Michigan State University

(THE CONVERSATION) For millennia, insects and the plants they feed on have been engaged in a co-evolutionary battle: to eat or not be eaten. Until recently, the two antagonistic sides have maintained a stalemate of sorts. With climate change, however, warmer temperatures could tip the balance in favor of the insects and spell danger for crops and the farmers that tend to them.

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