Global and regional health effects of future food production under climate change: a modelling study

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Date of Publication: March 2, 2016

Year of Publication: 2016

Publisher: Elsevier Limited

Author(s): Marco Springmann, Daniel Mason-D'Croz, Sherman Robinson, Tara Garnett, H Charles J Godfay, Douglas Gollin, Mike Rayner, Paola Ballon, Peter Scarborough

Journal: The Lancet

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Climate change might not just affect how much food we have to eat, but also the type, which has its own implications for human health.

ABSTRACT: One of the most important consequences of climate change could be its effects on agriculture. Although much research has focused on questions of food security, less has been devoted to assessing the wider health impacts of future changes in agricultural production. In this modelling study, we estimate excess mortality attributable to agriculturally mediated changes in dietary and weight-related risk factors by cause of death for 155 world regions in the year 2050.

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