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Thursday, May 16, 2013

CNBC: Food Supply Under Assault as Climate Heats Up

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day, as CNBC realizes we have a real food problem:

American eaters, let's talk about the birds and the bees: The U.S. food supply—from chickens injected with arsenic to dying bee colonies—is under unprecedented siege from a blitz of man-made hazards, meaning some of your favorite treats someday may vanish from your plate, experts say.

Warmer and moister air ringing much of the planet—punctuated by droughts in other locales—is threatening the prime ingredients in many daily meals, including the maple syrup on your morning pancakes and the salmon on your evening grill as well as the wine in your glass and the chocolate on your dessert tray, according to four recent studies.