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A study published in the British medical journal The Lancet does not bring very rosy news about what our diet will be like in the year 2050. Many of the foods we usually eat today will become scarce due to climate change. The high temperatures and the drought will especially affect fruits and vegetables, whose world production will drop by 4% compared to the current one.

The main conclusion is that the new diet could cause an additional 500,000 deaths each year from diet- and weight-related diseases. It would not be a traditional famine and many of these deaths would occur in developed countries – for example, an additional 10,000 diet-related deaths in the United States.

The study gives rise to some hope, since we may still be in time to correct it in part. The study models predict that the number of additional deaths will be between 29% and 71% lower if we are able to reduce CO2 emissions in the short term.