Warming worsens food, hunger problems

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) _ A United Nations scientific panel says global warming
makes feeding the world harder and more expensive.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report says a warmer
world will push food prices higher, trigger hotspots of hunger among the world's
poorest people, and put the crunch on Western delights like fine wine and robust
coffee.

The report said less food grows in a warmed-up world than in a world without
climate change.

Monday's warning about food and global warming is a big change from the last
time the Nobel Prize-winning panel of scientists issued a report on the effects
of climate change. In 2007, it said it couldn't tell if warmer weather would
help or hurt food production.

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