Crop diversity decline ‘threatens food security’

March 5, 2014 at 11:16 am Leave a comment

Fewer crop species are feeding the world than 50 years ago – raising concerns about the resilience of the global food system, a study has shown.

The authors warned a loss of diversity meant more people were dependent on key crops, leaving them more exposed to harvest failures.

Higher consumption of energy-dense crops could also contribute to a global rise in heart disease and diabetes, they added.

Please read the full article on the BBC here.

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Entry filed under: Biodiversity, Food, Resilience.

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