"The global food system is on course to drive rapid and widespread
ecological damage with almost 90% of land animals likely to lose some of
their habitat by 2050, research has found.
A study published in the journal Nature Sustainability
unless the food industry is rapidly transformed, changing what people
eat and how it is produced, the world faces widespread biodiversity loss
in the coming decades.
The study’s lead author, David Williams from Leeds University, said
without fundamental changes, millions of square kilometres of natural
habitats could be lost by 2050.
He said: “Ultimately, we need to change what we eat and how it is
produced if we are going to save wildlife on a global scale.”
The international research team was led by academics from the University
of Leeds and the University of Oxford. The study estimated how evolving
food systems would affect biodiversity and found that the losses were
likely to be particularly severe in sub-Saharan Africa and in parts of
Central and South America."
Via Glyn Moody.
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