Blackfeet Food Safety, Nutrition, and Distribution and Climate Change

Climate change is expected to alter the quantity, quality, and locations of the world’s food supply. It is expected to decrease the overall amount of food produced as temperatures rise and crop pests increase. Food production will likely decrease most in the tropics as it grows hotter, making farming more difficult. While growing seasons will lengthen closer to the poles, expansion of production there will not compensate for losses in productivity in the tropics. Food nutrient levels are expected to decrease, while contaminant levels in foods could increase.

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