Gourmets like anyone else should worry about climate changes on the planet, as global warming will not only affect grocery chain, it will also change the taste of the food. Australian scientists from Melbourne University have published a report which pointed out a list of foods that are threatened by further increase in temperature on Earth.
It is obvious that in the new study, the main emphasis is on Australia, which is suffering greatly from the sweltering heat. 93 percent of food consumed is produced domestically, so any climate change can significantly affect the supply of food to the Australians. However, a problem for many other countries.
Of course, words that in 50 years from your table will disappear, like toast with raspberry jam that you eat for Breakfast, sound like a call to action, — quotes the edition of Popsci the words of scholar Richard Ackard from the University of Melbourne.Ackard and colleagues found, what products will be exposed to potential effects of heat:
• Beets and carrots don't do very well in dry and hot weather. In the future, the carrot will lose taste and texture, and the beet – color.
• Hot humid climate will exacerbate the potato disease, caused by parasitic fungi.
• Meat is also not protected from the heat. Animals like cows and chickens suffer from high temperatures as well as people. Unlike humans animals, however, no access to air-conditioning systems. High temperatures negatively affect the appetite, the animals begin to eat less, and their meat becomes tougher and sinewy.
• Feed grains are essential in the diet of many animals and birds. Unfortunately, the drought caused by global warming can lead to crop failure of wheat and other crops that will spur the growth of prices for grain products and meat products.
• Not less serious changes will affect dairy products. Research has shown that heat can reduce the yield of cow's milk by 10-25 percent, and in more severe conditions by 40 percent.published