26 Dec '14, 11am

Climate change poses a serious threat to global wheat crops

Tiny fluctuations in the production of staple crops like wheat could cause serious problems for the delicate balance of supply and demand on a global scale. Our current struggles with world hunger could become even more dire as a direct result of climate change. Researchers hope to find ways to ensure that crops can continue to meet the needs of an ever-growing human population. The global population currently surpasses 7 billion and is expected to reach at least 9 billion by 2050. Some argue the population could be as high as 12 billion by that date, which would massively increase the demand for land and water resources.

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