Crops Turn Poisonous In Warming World

July 6, 2009 at 12:09 pm Leave a comment

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A farm worker collects cassava at the expropriated and now redistributed farm of El Charcote in the central state of Cojedes March 25, 2009.

Photo: REUTERS/Jorge Silva

THE DOSE MAKES THE POISON

Australian scientists have found that in a warming world, food like cassava (which makes tapioca) and sorghum (kind of like rice) produce more cyanide poison (a paralyzing poison). Apparently it’s a higher risk of poisoning especially during a drought.

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