Junk Climate Means Junk Crops: Climate Change Making Food Less Nutritious

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Junk Climate Means Junk Crops:
Higher CO2, Climate Change Making Food Less Nutritious
 says a new study,reports Damian Carrington at the UK Guardian, worsening the serious ill health already suffered by billions of malnourished people.

Field trials of wheat, rice, maize and soybeans showed that higher CO2 levels significantly reduced the levels of the essential nutrients iron and zinc, as well as cutting protein levels. “From a health viewpoint, iron and zinc are hugely important,” says Sam Myers, Harvard environmental health expert and lead study author.

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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