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August 08, 2019 - The Global and Mail

Climate change threatening stability of global food supply, UN report warns

Climate change threatening stability of global food supply, UN report warns
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Without a drastic overhaul of agricultural practices and the way we eat, extreme weather events, water scarcity and soil erosion driven by climate change will threaten the stability of the global food supply.

The report makes clear that food production itself is a major part of the problem. Together with deforestation (which most commonly means converting forest to agriculture land), agriculture contributes 44 per cent of methane emissions and 23 per cent of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions.

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