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Fifth of world’s calories threatened as climate scientists sound alarm over wheat

One fifth of the world’s calories come from wheat in the form of bread, noodles, and cereal. But rising temperatures and more extremes of precipitation have made it more difficult to grow wheat consistently. This is even more important considering the growth of the population that is likely to depend on wheat for their nutritional needs. Thomson Reuters News posted a short story this week on how climate change is affecting this major crop around the world here.

Source: USDA ARS