Global farming trends ‘a threat to food security’

(Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg) Citrus fruits, coffee and avocados: the food on our tables has become more diverse in recent decades. However, global agriculture does not reflect this trend. Monocultures are increasing worldwide, taking up more land than ever. At the same time, many of the crops being grown rely on pollination by insects and other animals. This puts food security at increased risk, as a team of researchers writes in the journal Global Change Biology.

Global farming trends ‘a threat to food security’

Study finds too little diversity and too great a dependence on pollinators. Natalie Parletta reports.

Thu 11 Jul 19 from Cosmos Magazine

Lack of crop diversity and increasing dependence on pollinators may threaten food security

A multinational team of researchers has identified countries where agriculture's increasing dependence on pollination, coupled with a lack of crop diversity, may threaten food security and economic ...

Thu 11 Jul 19 from Phys.org

Lack of crop diversity and increasing dependence on pollinators may threaten food security, Thu 11 Jul 19 from Newswise

Lack of crop diversity and increasing dependence on pollinators may threaten food security, Thu 11 Jul 19 from Eurekalert

Global farming trends threaten food security

Citrus fruits, coffee and avocados: the food on our tables has become more diverse in recent decades. However, global agriculture does not reflect this trend. Monocultures are increasing worldwide, ...

Thu 11 Jul 19 from ScienceDaily

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