Agriculture Landscape (1 of 1) Posted June 27, 2014 by Elizabeth Larsen Share and Enjoy: One Comment: Posted by The Growing Crisis in Guatemala: Why Coffee Rust is a Pressing Public Health Issue – Food for Thought on June 27th, 2014 […] You may have noticed this week that your usual Starbucks coffee cost a bit more than usual (1). This slight price increase is, in part, a consequence of Roya, a fungal plant disease that is attacking coffee plantations around Guatemala and the rest of Central America. What you may not have known is that Roya is not only decimating coffee crops, but it is also having profound effects on the health of thousands of Guatemalans. […] Reply Leave a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of followup comments via e-mail Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.