It’s a frightening thought and it looks like it may be true. In a nutshell, the rising CO2 levels in our atmosphere accelerating food growth and hence production could also be threatening our own survival.
Recent research has revealed that the nutrient content found in a food source grown where there were high CO2 levels was suboptimal and on a par with junk food.
A mathematician studying for his Ph. D in a biology lab couldn’t help pick up the baton from a biologist who couldn’t understand a phenomenon he was facing; zooplankton feeding on the proliferation of algae that had been subjected to more light and therefore photosynthesis, had been eating hard and fast, but –get this – dying off hard and fast.
This mathematician, Irakli Loladze, is now looking at the wider implications on human nutrition, our intensive farming practices, the raised levels of CO2 in our atmosphere which aids photosynthesis and it doesn’t look good. At all.
The whole article is here http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/09/13/food-nutrients-carbon-dioxide-000511 and is worthy of a read if it’s not going to give you nightmares or make you bang your head and wonder:
“I don’t understand why when we destroy something created by man we call it vandalism, but when we destroy something created by nature we call it progress.” Ed Begley
Let’s create an environment for our leaders to make better decisions in securing our future as a species on this planet. Scrap that. Let’s take all our despot and power-hungry leaders, have them feast on GM and intensely farmed produce, drink- sourced from watercourses flowing near industrial factories, relocate them close to phone masts and not far from a nuclear power plant. There. I think that should do it. They might think otherwise and then the rest of us might just have a chance.