World’s supply of vegetables plummets because of climate change. Vegetables could be in short supply by 2050 as a result of climate change, water shortage and loss of biodiversity, a study suggests.
Global average yields of vegetables is predicted to be reduced to 35% and legumes such as soy beans and lentils to 9%.
There could be a knock-on effect on public health as key ingredients of a healthy diet become more limited, scientists warn.
Lead scientist Dr Pauline Scheelbeek said: