Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a study led by Dr Pauline Scheelbeek (LSHTM) gathered all existing evidence linking environmental changes to the production of vegetables and legumes. This systematic review has highlighted that, if we continue on current trajectories, the yields of vegetables could decline by up to 35% in some countries. This will have massive implications on the ability to provide healthy and nutritious diets.
Read more about this SHEFS study here.
Pauline FD Scheelbeek, Frances A Bird, Hanna Tuomisto, Rosemary Green, Francesca B Harris, Edward Joy, Zaid Chalabi, Elizabeth Allen, Andy Haines, Alan D Dangour. Effect of environmental changes on vegetable and legume yields and nutritional quality. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1800442115