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Elevated CO2 levels cause mineral deficiency in plants resulting in less nutritious crops

“There are many reports in the literature showing that the CO2 levels expected at the end of the twenty-first century will lead to a lower concentration of nitrogen in most plants, mainly affecting the protein content in plant products,” says first author Alain Gojon, research director of France’s National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and …

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Intensified meat production in response to climate change would bring short-term rewards, long-term risks

Much of this current and anticipated “intensification” of agriculture centers on increasing meat production through more efficient means, including factory farming, which keeps animals in closely confined environments and raises the risk of the spread of zoonotic diseases, such as avian influenza. “As long as meat consumption continues to rise globally, both climate change, from …

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