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Contaminants which run off from farms and cities, produce dead-zones downstream, where few things can live. It's feared this year's dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico will be the biggest yet. Image by NOAA.
Crop losses for critical food grains will increase substantially as the climate warms, as rising temperatures increase the metabolic rate and population growth of insect pests, according to new research. More here.
Most harm will befall crops in the temperate zone (shown in green).