If high-end, exotic coffee blends are your thing, then consider this your warning. A devastating fungus is wreaking havoc on the crops, meaning your cup of joe could cost a lot more; if you are lucky enough to find it in the first place. [More]
When your house is being devoured by a rare fungus, the last thing you want is for the insurance company to drag its feet in checking the problem out. Actually, that’s second-to-last. The last thing you want is for the insurance company to pay you pennies on the dollar for the repairs. [More]
Do you like to eat bananas? Better get your fill in. A horrible fungus called “Tropical Race Four” is threatening to kill off the one variety that everyone eats, the Cavendish.
Reader Loren decided to get her midnight breakfast on with some pancakes at IHOP, but when she got home something tasted a bit off. She looked down and to her disgust, discovered what she thought to be a large area of mold engulfing the blueberries on the pancakes. Her letter and the not-safe-for-breakfast pictures, inside…
An official report concluded Renu MositureLoc was the only eye care solution contributing to outbreaks of Fusarium infection earlier this year. They still had no clue why, though.
Users of Baush & Lomb eyecare products received a letter today.
Symptoms for Fungal keratitis include:
Here’s an eyewitness account of a user of the infamous Bausch & Lomb Renu Moisture Loc contact lens solution. She went blind in one eye. From the NYT:
Baush & Lomb, scraping the craggy fungal barnacle crust from its eyes, announced today it will permanently pull from the worldwide markets its MoistureLoc contact lens solution linked to a rare eye fungus. Shares rose nearly 9%.