Please no not the coffee! More at the link. Guatemala declares national coffee emergency http://news.yahoo.com/guatemala-declares-national-coffee-emergency-232718868.html Guatemala declares national emergency to deal with spread of fungus devastating coffee crops Coffee rust, which can kill plants by withering their leaves, also is affecting plantations in El Salvador, Honduras, Panama and Costa Rica. Mexico's agriculture authorities said the fungus has been detected there but so far has not damaged plants. Honduras and Costa Rica declared national emergencies over coffee rust last month. In Panama, the sixth largest producer of coffee in the region, the fungus has affected about 60 percent of the crop this year, according to industry estimates.