Thursday, March 5, 2009

Climate change and the unfortunate fate of foods we love

I've heard this idea before - it's really sad to think about losing your favorite foods to climate change (among other factors). There was a great article in Gastronomica a while back about the future of various foods in a climate changed of the total losses was true Basmati rice. India would no longer be able to grow the crop, and it is difficult to replicate the flavors growing it elsewhere, if I remember the article correctly. I don't know what I'd do without Basmati rice!!

In a way, this is the kind of effect of climate change that really hits home; it actually affects your children's dinner table.

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