Report: Global warming hurting crop production, pushing prices higher

Washington Post: Three decades of global warming crimped worldwide yields of corn by about 5.5 percent and wheat by about 3.8 percent compared with what would have been produced had world temperatures remained stable, the report says. A burgeoning global population also needs more crops -- and more grain-fed beef -- which contributes to rising food prices much more than climate change, Lobell said. This week, the United Nations also projected that the global population will hit 7 billion in......

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