December 10, 2012

Will Climate Change Bring the End of Pasta?

Mark Hertsgaard, Newsweek


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A world without pasta seems inconceivable. Mac-and-cheese-loving children across the United States would howl in protest. Italy might suffer a cultural heart attack. Social unrest could explode in northern China, where noodles are the main staple.

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TAGGED: Drought, Agriculture, Climate, Pasta

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