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Rise in Carbon Dioxide Level Linked to Low Quality Food - Study (Bust a Gut Laugh Alert)
International Business Times ^ | June 9, 2014 23:10 GMT | Parismita Goswami

Posted on 06/09/2014 4:59:49 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists

Carbon dioxide and climate change will lower the quality of food in the future, claims a new study.

Wheat, rice, maize and soybeans are key sources of nutrients for more than 2 billion people residing in poor countries. But with the rising amount of carbon dioxide in the air combined with climate change, nutrient level in crops is set to drop.

The study was conducted by Harvard University researchers and colleagues who fear that several major crops - such as wheat and rice - with good nutrient value will have low levels of proteins and zinc in the future.

(Excerpt) Read more at ibtimes.co.in ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: algore; chickenlittle; climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax
It's getting so farcical, the climate boobs must be getting really, REALLY desperate.
1 posted on 06/09/2014 4:59:49 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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To: Up Yours Marxists
The climate boobs ARE getting desperate. Food quality depends on the nutrient density in the soil, not the air.
2 posted on 06/09/2014 5:01:55 PM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: Up Yours Marxists

So what do plants remove from the air?


3 posted on 06/09/2014 5:02:06 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Simply ask a gorebull smarming believer why he hates trees. If he hates CO2 then logic claims he would hate all growing things.


4 posted on 06/09/2014 5:03:11 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: Tonytitan

So here’s my guess, high co2 levels actually makes crops grow faster, which may mean a lower nutrient level pound for pound. On the other hand, crops yield will also experience an increase. Funny the researchers didn’t mention that.


5 posted on 06/09/2014 5:06:53 PM PDT by mongrel
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To: Up Yours Marxists

It’s funny until you remember that the tax payer is funding these studies.


6 posted on 06/09/2014 5:10:51 PM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war,and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

Ha ... I thought this was somehow going to be connected to Moochelle’s “food deserts”.


7 posted on 06/09/2014 5:10:51 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

You missed the point. He wants more money for more research.


8 posted on 06/09/2014 5:11:08 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: Up Yours Marxists

OMG! We MUST change our ways NOW to prevent this from happening to the children!


9 posted on 06/09/2014 5:12:55 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: Up Yours Marxists

>> It’s getting so farcical

I see intentional agitation to rally Leftwingers into action.


10 posted on 06/09/2014 5:18:10 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

We all know how much plants hate carbon dioxide.


11 posted on 06/09/2014 5:27:16 PM PDT by eclecticEel ("The petty man forsakes what lies within his power and longs for what lies with Heaven." - Xunzi)
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To: eclecticEel

Climate priests require everyone to obey them.


12 posted on 06/09/2014 5:29:32 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

Harvard Ag School. Say no more.


13 posted on 06/09/2014 5:32:04 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: TexasGator
He wants more money for more research.

Every report I've ever seen ends with the sentence, "More investigation is needed."

Including those I've produced.

14 posted on 06/09/2014 5:35:27 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: driftdiver

“So what do plants remove from the air?”

Is this a trick question?


15 posted on 06/09/2014 5:35:55 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Up Yours Marxists

16 posted on 06/09/2014 5:39:53 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Why dont we change the narrative once and for all?

IT’S POLLUTION!


17 posted on 06/09/2014 5:40:31 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Up Yours Marxists

No what is mainly changing the quality of food especially with fruit and vegetables is the non ceasing meddling in altering it for shipping and shelf life purposes. In almost every case TASTE is the loss. I live a couple counties away from the nations tomato capitol and no good and juicy ones are to be had in local stores. Ripe Tomatoes are not supposed to be crunchy and hard inside.


18 posted on 06/09/2014 5:43:47 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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However, the team of researchers was unable to explain the mechanism involved in the reduction of nutrient level in food plants.

And this is what passes for science today.

19 posted on 06/09/2014 5:46:10 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Melowese Richardson - Democrat Vote Fraud Expert)
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To: Up Yours Marxists
But with the rising amount of carbon dioxide in the air combined with climate change, nutrient level in crops is set to drop.

I recall from 6th grade science that plants LOVE CO2

When did that change? When Obama took office?

20 posted on 06/09/2014 5:59:44 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate to those who hate truth.)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

This is professionally stupid .... sounds like the three amigos of climate fakery are involved (Jones, Hansen and Mann).


21 posted on 06/09/2014 6:02:16 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (If you lined up the best and brightest of this administration, you'd just have a string of dim bulbs)
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Hello..green plants LIKE CO2..it is necessary for them to grow.


22 posted on 06/09/2014 6:02:47 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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And here I was taught long ago in school that plants liked CO2, used it to build up fiber and mass.
Guess my old teachers were all wrong.


23 posted on 06/09/2014 7:48:27 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: mongrel
"So here’s my guess, high co2 levels actually makes crops grow faster, which may mean a lower nutrient level pound for pound. On the other hand, crops yield will also experience an increase. Funny the researchers didn’t mention that."

I've been looking for articles that claim reductions in carbon emissions will lead to famine. We'll probably be eating coal before that happens.
24 posted on 06/09/2014 7:52:27 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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Actually, this is probably true. As CO2 levels rise, plant life grows thicker, quicker, and will, therefore, require more nutrients from the soil. So yes, nutrient levels will drop. But Nature has a funny way of balancing herself: more dead plant matter means more nutrients returned to the soil. And more food means less competition amongst plant-eaters, so they thrive and therefore slow the nutrient-taking rate.

In the short term, yes, less nutrients. but in the long run, it all evens out.


25 posted on 06/09/2014 7:57:52 PM PDT by Svartalfiar
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But with the rising amount of carbon dioxide in the air combined with climate change, nutrient level in crops is set to drop.

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26 posted on 06/10/2014 12:55:12 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Of COURSE bacon is good for you!!!)
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However, the team of researchers was unable to explain the mechanism involved in the reduction of nutrient level in food plants.

That's because there ISN'T one, in my opinion.

27 posted on 06/10/2014 12:56:02 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Of COURSE bacon is good for you!!!)
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To: Up Yours Marxists; mongrel; clearcarbon
Good guess, Mongel. clearcarbon, if we removed CO^2 from the atmosphere to much less than 300 PPM, a lot of people would starve.

Plant growth vs CO^2 levels in greenhoiuses. Presumably, this would be true for open field levels, too.

Most plants, or at least their wild ancestors, evolved in and for a much higher CO^2 level "normal". Optimum looks like around 3 times current atmospheric levels, giving about 250% of "normal growth" (actually stunting from abnormally low CO^2 levels).

This chart came from a supplier of commercial greenhouses and greenhouse CO^2 enhancers, as well as other equipment for large producers/growers. Growers have been using increased CO^2 levels for decades.

28 posted on 06/10/2014 6:16:46 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping.


29 posted on 06/10/2014 8:00:12 PM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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