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Global warming: More insects, hungrier for crops


August 29, 2018

Rising global temperatures are expected to significantly increase crop losses from insects, especially in temperate regions, a new study finds. Losses for three top staple grains (wheat, rice, maize) are projected to rise by 10-25 percent per degree of warming. A 2-degree rise in global average temperature would result in crop losses of approximately 213 million tons. Full Story

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