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Food Security Wanes as World Warms

Global warming may have begun outpacing ability of farmers to adapt

Janet Raloff

Since summer, signs of severe food insecurity — droughts, food riots,
five- to tenfold increases in produce costs — have erupted around the

Some one billion people
already suffer serious malnutrition. That number could mushroom, the
new reports argue, if governments big and small don’t begin heeding
warning signs like spikes in the price of food staples.


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