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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