Healthy food and lifestyle are becoming more and more popular. However, the products necessary for a healthy diet may become scarce in the near future, writes Agro-Center.
According to a new study, global vegetable deliveries may fall by more than a third by 2050 unless humanity figures out how to deal with climate change.
The study claims that as a result of temperature rise and water shortage, the global average yield of conventional crops, such as soybeans and lentils, will reduce.
“Our research shows that environmental changes such as temperature rise and water shortage may pose a real threat to global agricultural production, which will likely have a further impact on food security and public health,”
said the leading scientist Dr. Pauline Shellbeek.
“Vegetables and legumes are vital components of a healthy and balanced diet, and dietary recommendations constantly include more vegetables and legumes in a diet.”
The researchers assessed the future impact of key factors that may affect crops. These include greenhouse gas emissions, scarcity of water for irrigation and rise in temperature. Scientists predict a decline in an average yield of vegetables and legumes, such as soybeans and lentils, by 35% and 9%, respectively.
Meanwhile, 1200 experts will look for a plant protection solution in Germany.