Global warming: High carbon in air affects crop nutrient quality

Yet another study warns that global warming could affect the quality of crops by inhibiting nutrient absorption.

Done on wheat and rice, the study by researchers at the University of Gothenburg saw that rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere affect absorption of nitrogen by plants, which is a vital nutrient for most crops.

The low concentration of nitrogen in tissues was seen regardless of plant growth.

The study examined various types of ecosystems, including crops, grasslands and forests, and involved large-scale field experiments conducted in eight countries on four continents.

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Source: International Business Times UK