TV News LIES

Thursday, Mar 05th

Last update04:40:16 AM GMT

You are here News Health Less Nutritious Grains May Be In Our Future

Less Nutritious Grains May Be In Our Future

E-mail Print PDF

less nutritious foodIn the future, Earth's atmosphere is likely to include a whole lot more carbon dioxide. And many have been puzzling over what that may mean for the future of food crops. Now, scientists are that some of the world's most important crops contain fewer crucial nutrients when they grow in such an environment.

The data come from that have been set up to see how crops will perform as levels of carbon dioxide in the air soar past 500 parts per million. (The current level is around 400 ppm.)

These experiments are operating in various parts of the world, and have included test plots of rice, wheat, peas and other crops.



Samuel Meyers , a researcher at Harvard's School of Public Health, says these experiments take place in open fields, "except that in the field are placed rings of carbon dioxide jets." These jets release just enough carbon dioxide to simulate the atmosphere that crops will almost certainly experience 40 to 60 years from now.

In general, the experiments show that crops grow faster when there's more carbon dioxide, and yields are often 10 percent higher, compared with plants in normal atmosphere.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


‘Green’ household products aren’t eco-friendly: study

green products not so greenDozens of supposedly eco-friendly products harbor dangerous toxic chemicals — even though they’re marketed as a...

Tobacco giants resist harsh public admissions about smoking

Tobacco companies deny dangersNever underestimate the staying power of big tobacco.In 2006, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler ordered the...

Deadly bacteria release sparks concern at Louisiana lab

primate lab, louisianaA dangerous, often deadly, type of bacteria that lives in soil and water has been released...

2 dead, 179 exposed after 'superbug' outbreak at L.A. hospital

LA hospital superbugContaminated medical instruments are to blame for infecting seven patients, including two who died, with a...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!