Het klimaatprobleem is een voedselprobleem

november 5, 2017

Potatoes in Greenland, olives in the south of England, bell peppers grown outside of greenhouses in the Netherlands… The warmer weather offers possibilities. Furthermore, thanks to the mild winters, we can start growing our crops a few weeks earlier than we used to. And a higher level of CO2 also ensures a quicker growth rate and higher profits. This is the good news.

In reality, climate change is also dangerous for food production. Also, agriculture contributes heftily to the emission of greenhouse gases. Both these effects will be discussed in the following paragraphs.

Continue reading in an article about this topic that ASEED wrote 8 years ago. It has been updated with some new figures and reports but obviously the text is still valid.