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CHICAGO (Reuters) - Less acid rain is good for the environment, but potentially bad for bread, cereals and pasta. FILE PHOTO: Ears of wheat are seen in a wheat field in Mouchamps, France, June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo. A decline in U.S. power plant emissions over the last 30 years means the air has less sulfur, a crucial nutrient for wheat and many other crops that researchers are now working to replace with fertilizer applications. For decades sulfur seeped into the soil via acid rain, a toxic precipitation that is harmful to human health but helped crops and made for tastier bread. Bread’s delicious structure is mainly thanks to the gluten in wheat. Gluten gives brea... Full story

16 July