The increase in carbon dioxide from global warming is reducing protein in plants and raising their carbohydrate levels. What effect does this have on our nutritional status, with regard to diabetes and obesity? And with the further findings that this change correlates to a reduction in mineral content in plants, we must look at the other health issues involved in deficiencies of zinc and iron, among others.
Few people are talking about this. It is time we did!
Check out this article in Politico: “The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention.” By HELENA BOTTEMILLER EVICH
09/13/2017 05:03 AM EDT
FROM THE ARTICLE “… elevated CO2 has been shown to drive down important minerals like calcium, potassium, zinc and iron. The data we have, which look at how plants would respond to the kind of CO2 concentrations we may see in our lifetimes, show these important minerals drop by 8 percent, on average. The same conditions have been shown to drive down the protein content of C3 crops, in some cases significantly, with wheat and rice dropping 6 percent and 8 percent, respectively.”
GOLDENROD: Researchers “found that the protein content of goldenrod pollen has declined by a third since the industrial revolution—and the change closely tracks with the rise in CO2. Scientists have been trying to figure out why bee populations around the world have been in decline, which threatens many crops that rely on bees for pollination. Ziska’s paper suggested that a decline in protein prior to winter could be an additional factor making it hard for bees to survive other stressors.”