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Sun Jan 5, 2020, 11:02 AM

7. There's scientific support that grains/veggies are losing nutrients

And it may not all be the farmers' fault -- it could be global warming. This NPR link discusses how rice has lost so much of its nutritional value due to environmental changes that nations that have relied on rice as a staple are now seeing malnutrition on their traditional diets.

The study's finding is disheartening, if not surprising, to researchers in the field. Scientists already knew that higher carbon dioxide concentrations can decrease protein, zinc and iron levels in important crops, and this study shows a similar effect for B vitamins, says Camilo Mora, a climate change scientist at the University of Hawaii Manoa who was not involved with the new work. "It's just another piece of evidence to show how bad climate change is," he says.


https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/05/24/613939464/as-the-planet-warms-well-be-having-rice-with-a-side-of-co2

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