Latest News Wires Elevated CO2 robs crops of nutrients, say scientists

Thanks to rising carbon dioxide levels, wheat, rice, and soybeans could have lower levels of zinc and iron in the future, according to new research.

By , Inside Science News Service Contributor

Reuters

Key crops eaten by a large portion of the world’s population have lower levels of zinc and iron when grown at the elevated carbon dioxide levels that scientists predict will occur by the middle of the century, according to a new study.