5-speed listening (Stink Bugs - Level 0)

Stink bugs arrive in UK and threaten crops






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Farmers worry about things like rain or pests. British farmers have a new worry - stink bugs that have arrived from China, Japan or Korea. These smelly insects damage fruit and vegetables on farms. They create a bad smell when they are in danger. They arrived in the USA 30 years ago. They are now a big problem for farmers.

Stink bugs suck out the juice from fruits and vegetables. This makes the fruit go bad. There is no risk to our health if we eat this damaged fruit. Stink bugs can eat over one hundred different types of plants. A scientist said: "With climate change and global trade, these stories are going to become more frequent."

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