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What now for climate change & food?

By David Burrows

The climate change agreement struck in Paris a year ago entered into force on Friday. Some 55 countries representing 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions have ratified the accord and all of them, including the EU, China, India and the US, now have an...

Denmark is considering a carbon tax on foods following research that suggests consumers need to be pushed rather than nudged towards ethical diets.(© iStock.com)

Denmark chews over carbon tax on foods

By David Burrows

Denmark is considering a carbon tax on foods following research that suggests consumers need to be pushed rather than nudged towards ethical diets.

'It’s like sprinkling every bite you take with starch and sugar,' said Irakli Loladze, an associate professor at Bryan College of Health Sciences and report co-author. © iStock

CO2 rises could fuel obesity as plants “carb-load”

By David Burrows

The nutritional quality of food will plummet as carbon emissions rise, with every bite delivering less protein, fewer micronutrients and more sugars, according to a report released this week.

Stormy outlook: climate change was already cutting UK yields, warned the NFU

Climate change is cutting UK food production: NFU

By Michael Stones

Climate change is already cutting UK food output, according to a survey conducted by the National Farmers Union (NFU), as US president Barack Obama said the UN climate conference in Paris could be a “turning point” in global efforts to halt rising temperatures.

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