n Farmer’s Weekly - Bad weather is poisoning our food : from the editor

Volume 2016, Issue 16024
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



As if the devastating effects of the drought on the livelihoods of farmers and food security were not enough, we have now learnt that they may also result in food safety concerns. Increased climate variability causes crops such as wheat and maize to generate more toxins to protect themselves from extreme weather. These chemical compounds can cause health problems in animals and humans, according to a new research report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which focuses on emerging issues of environmental concern.

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