Americas Now: Colombia’s Coffee Crop Threatened

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Around the globe, billions of people drink coffee every day. But climate change is making an impact on this crop. What’s threatening the industry? Rising temperatures, extreme weather and even pests.

An ugly little insect is called the coffee berry borer. It latches on to the coffee berry and burrows its way in. It lays eggs inside destroying the berry’s ability to produce coffee.

Not only will this impact coffee lovers, but will also shock millions of rural households whose livelihoods depend on it. We take a look at the heart of Colombia’s coffee region, this week on America’s Now.

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Threat to Coffee Crop on Americas Now

Threat to Coffee Crop on Americas Now

Around the globe, billions of people drink coffee every day. But climate change is making an impact on this crop.