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Report indicates implications of climate change

Global warming will have profound consequences on where and how food is produced, and also lead to a reduction in the nutritional properties of some crops, experts say in a new book.

July 1, 2015

Global warming will have profound consequences on where and how food is produced, and also lead to a reduction in the nutritional properties of some crops, experts say in a new book.

All of this has policy implications for the fight against hunger and poverty and for the global food trade.

\"Climate Change and Food Systems\" collects the findings of a group of scientists and economists who have taken stock of climate change impacts on food and agriculture at global and regional levels over the past two decades.

\"The growing threat of climate change to the global food supply, and the challenges it poses for food security and nutrition, requires urgent concerted policy responses,\" wrote FAO Deputy Director-General Natural Resources, Maria Helena Semedo, in her foreword to the volume.

She also stressed the need for a \"sharper focus on important drivers of climate adaption, including the potential role of trade as a driver to mitigate some of the negative impact of climate on global food production.\"

Source: The Fish Site.  Read the full article here

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