Climate change could damage quality and raise cost of produce, study finds

Future generations may have to make do with more expensive and poorer quality produce, including meat and dairy, because of the impact of climate change, according to new research.

A study of the impact of climate change on 55 foods grown in Australia, found the quality of beef and chicken may plummet, and carrots could change taste for the worse.

The report by researchers at the University of Melbourne said Australia’s dry deserts will become hotter, heavy rain will increase in areas like NSW and cyclones will become less frequent but more intense in the north.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/15/climate-change-could-damage-quality-and-raise-cost-of-produce-study-finds

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By Natalie Maynor (CC BY 2.0)

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