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Changing climate could change the way we eat

Changing climate could change the way we eat

Changing climate could change the way we eat Posted on July 4, 2012 · Posted in Sustainability Climate change could make many of the foods we now take for granted unaffordable in the future. Everything from rice and wheat to meat and fresh vegetables could become far more expensive if average global temperatures rise by more than 2 degrees C, according to researchers at the University of Manchester in the UK. Meat in particular, which requires large inputs of grain to produce, could end up being priced out of reach for many. “It is absolutely essential scientists and decision-makers see the bigger picture,” said Alice Bows, who led the two-year study for the university’s Sustainable Consumption Institute . “Climate change will likely raise the greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture. If governments like the UK’s want to take action to avoid a 2-degree C temperature rise,...

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