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What Is This? A Diseased Reptile?

Here's a hint: You probably ate some at breakfast.

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This is an image of a germinating grain of wheat, as seen through a scanning electron microscope. Wheat has been the center of controversy recently, with protests and export bans flaring up over shortages stemming from droughts and a fungus that some estimate could ruin over a quarter of the world’s wheat crop this year.

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