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UN report suggests a reduction in biodiversity will impact on food supplies

Joanne Parkinson

23rd February 2019

Pollinators such as bees and many micro-organisms which are responsible for decomposition and fertilising soils are declining in number.

Climate change, increasing pollution and changes to natural land use are all responsible for the loss of biodiversity globally. Industrially produced foods then become the main source of food for even traditional communities. The increased use of pesticides & chemical fertilisers then further impact on local food chains.

There are potential solutions to this, mainly resulting from consumers making the sustainable choice when buying food and encouraging wildlife at the local scale, in gardens etc. At national level, governments need to prioritise local food production. For example, in Argentina, 560,000 home gardens and 12,000 school and community gardens have been created and are providing food for approximately 2.8 million people.

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Joanne Parkinson

An experienced, outstanding Geography teacher, GCSE examiner and Head of Humanities in a 11-18 school. I'm passionate about all geographical events and am a keen blogger.

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