3.7 Will anti-fungal resistance lead to a Last of Us apocalypse?
Will climate change accelerate fungal threats to food and people? Will fungal infections cause a zombie apocalypse? How real is the science behind 'The Last of Us'?
In this bonus episode, Manchester University’s Dr. Norman Van Rhijn, an expert on fungi, told the Brought To You By Chemistry podcast that the fight against antifungal resistance is constant, with some species evolving to defeat them in weeks. There is evidence that climate change is accelerating this fungal evolution, with some treatments used to combat fungal infections in crops overcome in as little as a month of exposure. What does this mean for global food security?
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