There could soon be shortages of staple foods like potatoes due to the effects of climate change.
A new report on global warming released by the United Nations committee on world food security has suggested that we may soon need to get used to eating different foods. A study in to the impact of climate change on key agricultural commodities and natural resources has revealed that crops we currently take for granted may soon be unable to grow in some countries.
Potatoes for example are primarily grown in China and India, if global temperatures were to rise then these countries would no longer be a suitable place to grow them and alternatives such as bananas may have to be grown in their place.
Experts also believe that three of the world's most staple crops ( wheat, maize and rice ) will be more difficult to grow in the future.
"The United Nations committee on world food security has issued an alarming new report on the impact of global warming: we may have to stop eating potatoes and get used to bananas instead."
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