28 Aug '11, 2pm

#climate change: Britian to start growing tea, olives, nectarine and apricots... - something isn't right here...

Climate Change Brings Tea And Apricots To Britain Date: 29-Jul-11 Country: UK Author: Tasim Zahid British farmers are experimenting with crops such as olives and nectarines which have traditionally been imported from southern Europe while the first British tea plantation has opened with a changing climate set to transform the nation's countryside. Flowers will bloom early and crops will be harvested sooner as Britain marches toward what the government describes as a "wetter and warmer" UK. Britain's first tea plantation has opened in Cornwall in south-west England, the country's warmest region and the center of much of the current crop experimentation. "We had an opportunity when temperatures in Cornwall turned warmer and we started a farm in 1999 but we had our first harvest in 2005 and our yield has improved every year," said Jonathan Jones, commercial director at the Tr...

Full article: http://planetark.org/wen/62779

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