Rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are not only causing global warming, they are actively harming the Earth’s food supply by depleting the nutrients in plants. Politico Pro agriculture reporter Helena Bottemiller Evich digs deep to explain how plants are in danger of becoming junk food. The air’s elevated levels of carbon dioxide are depleting crops’ minerals and vitamins and increasing their carbohydrate content. getAbstract recommends this article to people concerned about the falling nutritional content of the food on their plates.
In this summary, you will learn
- What experiments indicated that plants being bred for swift growth lose nutrients,
- How plant nutrients are changing and
- Why you should care about nutrient depletion.
About the Author
Helena Bottemiller Evich, a senior food and agriculture reporter for Politico Pro, has covered Congress, the US Food and Drug Administration and the US Department of Agriculture.