Food Fact: Wheat and Climate Change

food factA new study predicts that wheat yields will fall by as much as 30 percent by 2050 because of climate change.

According to Megan Treacy at Ecogeek:

Previous studies have predicted that wheat yields would fall by about 30 percent by 2050 in places like India, but Lobell thinks that realistic yield losses could be about 50 percent greater than existing models show.ย  That’s a scary figure since other studies have shown a need for wheat yields to increase by 50 percent in order to feed a growing global population.

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