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How an insect specialist saved millions of lives

In the 1970s a parasite threatened to destroy large amounts of the cassava plant in Africa and it was feared that millions of people would starve. Thanks to the vision of a Swiss entomologist working for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, that scenario was prevented. (SF/swissinfo.ch)

This content was published on July 18, 2009 - 17:00

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