A worker picking cotton during the harvest season in Hami, northwest China's Xinjiang region. Cotton occupies a crucial position in China’s economy and is a basic means of livelihood for many Chinese. Photo: AFP

The double threat to China’s cotton industry: warmer weather and the hungry mirid bug

Over two decades, as farmers of China’s largest cash crop have used a strain of cotton that’s resistant to bollworms, another, more voracious pest has been able to thrive

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A worker picking cotton during the harvest season in Hami, northwest China's Xinjiang region. Cotton occupies a crucial position in China’s economy and is a basic means of livelihood for many Chinese. Photo: AFP
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