A leading hypothesis is that carbon dioxide might increase the amount of starch in plants (including wheat), thereby decreasing protein and other nutrients. "
Global warming threatens to diminish the nutritional value of rice, and may lead to billions of people becoming food insecure. Image: Pexels
Rice is Indonesia's most important staple food, and rising CO2 levels are changing its nutrient content. Leisa Tyler/LightRocket/Getty Images
Rising carbon dioxide levels are causing climate change. But they could also be making the food on your plate less nutritious.
Carbon dioxide promotes plant growth by boosting photosynthesis and carbohydrate production in the plant
Studies have found that lack of nutrients that lead to deficiency is causing a host of diseases in India. (HT file photo)
A study by Saman Seneweera theorized about the mechanism that may be operating in nutrient-deficient grains. (my bolds)
Loladze found that plants are getting too much carbon dioxide, which is resulting in decreased nutrition in our food supply as a rise in carbohydrates is ...
Graphic shows reductions in specific nutrients in rice, according to findings from the study published May 23, 2018, in Science Advances.
Because carbon pollution has been increasing since the start of the Industrial Revolution and has shown no signs of abating, it was more a question of “ ...
Vegetables scorched by a heat wave in China — such events may become more common in the future due to climate change
Already, almost six in 10 Indians are anaemic, according to the World Health Organisation. A similar number depend on wheat and rice for their iron intake.
As with other alarming impacts, the evidence is much more nuanced, and the implications are not as dire as the headlines shout. And the countermeasures are ...
Increased carbon dioxide levels in air restrict plants' ability to absorb nutrients. Grasslands in Minnesota. Credit: Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve
... Nutrients from Major Food Crops 1217 drops in iron, zinc and protein as CO2 levels rise to ~560 ppm, except for the few C4 crops: corn, sorghum, etc.
Mean values ± SE for each combination of CO2 level (A = ambient, E = elevated) and soil temperature (N = non-warmed, W = warmed) are shown (n = 4).
The findings could have a disproportionate impact on maternal and child health in the poorest rice-dependent countries (Image: olly301)
A handful of Kansas prairie plants in late winter. Cattle need the nutrient-rich green grass to grow.
Free Air Concentration Enrichment (FACE) systems, like this one at the University of Illinois, allow researchers to simulate future atmospheric conditions ...
Malnourishment is already a pressing problem in Africa, and climate change's adverse impact on the continent's crops would exacerbate the crisis further.
Although CO2 is essential for photosynthesis, too high a concentration caused by climate change could alter the growth of rice plants and reduce nutrients ...
Increased carbon dioxide levels in air restrict plants' ability to absorb nutrients. Pine forest in North Carolina. Credit: Will Owens
Stunning improvements in agriculture have made it possible for our food production capacity to keep pace with a growing population. But now climate change ...
The soil test categorises the soil sample nutrient levels from surplus to depleted — this is fine for normal use but for the GROW Experiment we would like ...
Gross annual carbon emissions resulting from gross forest cover loss, peat drainage and burning between 2000 and 2005 according to Harris et al 2012.