By Tim Radford / Climate News Network
Higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere also mean that wheat, rice, maize, potatoes and other staples will grow with lower levels of protein — and by 2050, an additional 150 million individuals in 47 nations will be at greater risk of malnutrition.
Four out of five people on the planet depend largely on grain staples and beans for dietary protein. The UN estimates that nutrition accounts for about 3 million deaths among children each year,|children and experiments show that high|that carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are associated with protein losses of around 5 percent.
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