Brazil’s agriculture officials are on the alert. A type of caterpillar is infesting cotton, soy and corn crops causing massive losses. Last year, this caterpillar caused enormous damage to the crop. It is estimated that the pest caused a loss of 3 million tons of cotton crop in 2013. One big problem with this pest is that it can spread really fast. Scientists say these pests can fly 300 kilometers in one night. Experts are trying to stop it before it moves north to North America. CCTV’s Paulo Cabral reports.
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