Potential impacts of climate change on agriculture and food safety within the island of Ireland

Jack J. Lennon

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Climate and other environmental change presents a number of challenges for effective food safety. Food production, distribution and consumption takes place within functioning ecosystems but this backdrop is often ignored or treated as static and unchanging. The risks presented by environmental change include novel pests and diseases, often caused by problem species expanding their spatial distributions as they track changing conditions, toxin generation in crops, direct effects on crop and animal production, consequences for trade networks driven by shifting economic viability of production methods in changing environments and finally, wholesale transformation of ecosystems as they respond to novel climatic regimes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalTrends in Food Science and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2015


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