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7 unlikely things global warming could take away

By: Shea Gunther on Dec. 16, 2009, 8:35 a.m.
dried pasta

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Life without ... pasta

Another potential victim of disrupted weather is durum wheat, the primary ingredient in pasta. Shifts in weather are projected to increase temperatures and decrease rainfall in key growing areas in Italy and Europe, creating disruption in the harvest. The U.K.'s Met Office released a report on the potential impact climate change could have on Italy and predicted that wheat production would decline beginning in 2020 and disappearing by century's end. Someday we'll tell our grandchildren about the good ol' days when macaroni and cheese was only $.79 a box.