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Extreme climate events increase risk of global food insecurity and adaptation needs

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    Handmer, J. et al. in Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation, (eds Field, C. B. et al.) 231–290 (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2012).

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    Tao, F. & Zhang, Z. Climate change, high-temperature stress, rice productivity, and water use in eastern China: a new superensemble-based probabilistic projection. J. Appl. Meteorol. Climatol. 52, 531–551 (2013).

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    Challinor, A. J., Simelton, E. S., Fraser, E. D. G., Hemming, D. & Collins, M. Increased crop failure due to climate change: assessing adaptation options using models and socio-economic data for wheat in

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    IFPRI: Food and Beverage Companies Largest Culprits in Environmental Damage

    Gilbert Ekugbe

    The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has stated that of the $75 billion in estimated annual environmental damage due to plastics, food and beverage companies are the largest culprits, responsible for 23 per cent of the cost.

    IFPRI in a statement on its website added that the global food system also has a plastic problem, maintaining that macro and micro-plastic pollution is contaminating aquatic and agricultural ecosystems threatening food security.

    According to IFPRI, plastics are entering food chains, threatening both animal and human health. The report stated that to curb these problems, policies that limit a particularly