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Ants have hollowed out an apple tree. Beetles bore the plum. Flies devour olives, starlings figs, slugs lettuces, aphids beans, lizards strawberries. Soaring temperatures shrivel raspberries, something’s rotting the almonds; spider mites, maggots, mildew. Bindweed, a horticultural version of Sars-Cov-2. Dreams of organic self-sufficiency dim.