Tuesday, November 6, 2007

"Hurt" through the grapevine...

Apparently, there is a booming wine industry in India, and the "Napa Valley" over there, Maharashtra, is being debilitated by two plant viruses. The industry is growing at a rate of 30-40%, and many vineyard owners are afraid they've over-invested. People who have been in the industry awhile may be calling wolf, but they're afraid it knock out the industry.

So, even though these viruses don't infect humans, I thought this was a good example of how viruses are EVERYWHERE and touch every part of human lives, even our Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Merlot.



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