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U.S. Faces ‘Abrupt and Substantial’ Crop Losses

Rising temperatures will lead to massive harvest decline in the U.S., which will cause problems for developing countries, international study says.

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The Climate Is Changing Too Quickly for Crops to Survive

New study shows grassland species can’t survive such rapid temperature increases. The grass family includes wheat, corn, rice and many other plants that underwrite human survival.

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 READ MORE



Sustainable Development Could Feed the World’s Growing Population and Protect the Environment

Global food production may need to rise by more than 100 percent to deal with the effects of climate change on crops in the most vulnerable regions.

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 READ MORE



China Is Buying Land in Africa and South America to Ensure Its Food Supply

With the effects of climate change threatening food supply as population grows, “China is positioning itself for the struggle to come—the struggle to find enough to eat,” says a leading U.K. climate scientist.

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 READ MORE



Race Is On to Feed a Warming World

As global temperatures rise, scientists warn that plant breeders will need to accelerate development schedules if they are to ensure the ever-growing population can be fed.

Posted on Jun 24, 2016 READ MORE



Study: Turmoil in the Middle East Threatens Global Food Security

A new study shows that continued conflict in the Middle East poses extreme risks to the world’s essential food supplies. This indirect consequence of ongoing turmoil has the potential to cause mass starvation in the future.

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 READ MORE



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Climate Change to Cut Global Food Production, Increase Water Demand

Scientists and other experts are now taking an even dimmer view of the effects of global warming, and believe it will decrease worldwide food production even as demand from an expanding population increases. At the same time, climate change will increase the competition for potable water. And some changes are already occurring.

Posted on Nov 3, 2013 READ MORE



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Parts of Europe Heating Faster Than Global Average

Climate change hits different regions in different ways. As Europe’s climate warms, some areas are already trying to adapt. New crops are being planted and there’s a call for buildings that don’t overheat in warm weather.

Posted on Sep 13, 2013 READ MORE



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Climate Threat to South Africa’s Crops

The southern region of Africa could be among areas hardest hit by climate change, and a rapidly expanding population is likely to add to future problems.

Posted on Sep 12, 2013 READ MORE



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Climbing Concern for the Caucasus Climate

There are often hailstorms in Armenia and throughout the rugged and mountainous Caucasus region. But the ferocity of this one—happening in mid- May when crops were just coming to life—was highly unusual.

Posted on Jun 21, 2013 READ MORE



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Warming Climate Endangers U.K. Farming

British farm animals and crops face a heightened health risk from several diseases encouraged by climate change.

Posted on May 21, 2013 READ MORE



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What You Need to Know About the Terrifying Monsanto Protection Act

In case you haven’t yet heard of the so-called Monsanto Protection Act, it’s a horrific piece of legislation that is tantamount to a huge corporate giveaway to the agricultural biotech giant Monsanto.

Posted on Mar 28, 2013 READ MORE



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Drought Belts the Breadbasket

Almost 30 percent of the American Midwest—the area that produces most of the country’s corn, soybeans and livestock—is suffering an escalation of its most extreme drought in five decades.

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 READ MORE



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Monsanto Dominance Prompts Antitrust Inquiry

Some 93 percent of soybeans and 80 percent of corn: Those numbers reflect how much of each crop is grown with seeds genetically altered under the patents of agro-giant Monsanto. An antitrust investigation is at hand, as questions about a monopoly status seem not too far off.

Posted on Nov 29, 2009 READ MORE



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We’ll Need 70 Percent More Food

Global population is expected to hit 9.1 billion in the next 40 years, causing demand for food to double. The U.N. says we will need to produce 70 percent more food by 2050 or risk starving hundreds of millions of people.

Posted on Oct 12, 2009 READ MORE


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