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Report: Food to become 40 percent more expensive

The rules of supply and demand will not be working in our favor over the coming decades, according to a study published in the journal Climatic Change. The cumulative effects of climate change, the researchers found, could cause food production to fall by .5 percent by the end of this decade, and by 2.3 percent by mid-century. As that happens, the cost of food is expected to rise: By 40 perfect for staple foods like cereal grains, sugar cane and wheat; 30 percent for fruits and vegetables; and 20 percent for rice.

This is more or less what's expected to happen regardless of whether or not we curb greenhouse gas emissions:

The Carbon Brief explains the full implications of the research:

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