Did you know that rice could become less nutritious as a result of climate change? Today, rice is the main source of nutrition for over 3 billion people in the world. At the predicted atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration level for 2100, researchers at the University of Washington discovered that rice will have a drastic loss of nutrients, such as key B vitamins. In their study, rice grown under the predicted conditions also contained much less protein, iron, and zinc. Deficiencies of these important nutrients can lead to conditions such as anemia, weakened immune function, and birth defects. ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ #YEARSproject #rice #food #foodsecurity #nutrition #climatechange #climatepredictions - Years Of Living Dangerously

Did you know that rice could become less nutritious as a result of climate change? Today, rice is the main source of nutrition for over 3 billion people in the world. At the predicted atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration level for 2100, researchers at the University of Washington discovered that rice will have a drastic loss of nutrients, such as key B vitamins. In their study, rice grown under the predicted conditions also contained much less protein, iron, and zinc. Deficiencies of these important nutrients can lead to conditions such as anemia, weakened immune function, and birth defects. ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ #YEARSproject #rice #food #foodsecurity #nutrition #climatechange #climatepredictions