By Paul Homewood
Tomato ketchup, a stalwart of British dinner tables, may soon be a much rarer commodity as climate change threatens to halve the fruit’s global harvest this century, according to a new study.
Ketchup is made from so-called processing tomatoes which are predominantly cultivated in California, Italy and China, all areas which are at-risk from global warming.
Soaring temperatures mean the tomato plants, like most crops worldwide, are being increasingly put under stress and a team of researchers led by Aarhus University in Denmark created a mathematical model to see how different future climate change scenarios would affect production.
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June 8, 2022 at 04:33AM