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Climate change will imperil food supply in Asia
By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 18, 2010
Climate change will drastically reduce the flow of snow and ice meltwater in the Himalayas, threatening the food security of more than 60 million Asians, warn ecological researchers.
The Indus and Brahmaputra basins are expected to be the most adversely affected, while...Read more..
Himalayan climate impacts ‘cannot be generalised’
By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 12, 2010
Changes to the flow of meltwater as a result of global warming is likely to have a “severe” impact on food security in some areas, say scientists. Yet people living elsewhere are likely to see food productivity increase, they added in a paper published in Science. Overall,...Read more..
In Sweden, food tags now carry carbon footprint
By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 30, 2009
STOCKHOLM: Shopping for oatmeal, Helena Bergstrom, 37, admitted she was flummoxed by the label on the blue box reading, "Climate declared: .87 kg COÂ² per kg of product." "Right now, I don't know what it means," said Bergstrom, a pharmaceutical firm employee. But if a new...Read more..