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Global warming, drought threaten cherry harvest in Türkiye's Manisa

Many of Manisa's famous cherry trees remain barren and fruitless in Türkiye's Aegean region due to inadequate precipitation and drought. The cherry trees, a sensitive floral species, are also being hit hard by global warming.

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Climate breakdown could cause British apples to die out, warn experts

Classic British apples may die out and be swapped for varieties from New Zealand and Japan, as climate breakdown means traditional fruits are no longer viable.

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How do heavy metals like lead get in baby food?

The problem begins at the farm where plants draw toxins from the soil. There’s no washing them away.
Climate change could make Queensland fruit crops unprofitable to grow

Climate change could make Queensland fruit crops unprofitable to grow

Many crops — including apples and cherries — could become unprofitable to grow in Queensland as temperatures continue to warm.

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How about them apples? Research orchards chart a fruit’s future

Scientists there are working on understanding the genetics that result in this bonanza of apple diversity, with the ultimate goal of improving the fruit in different ways — tastier, heartier, more disease-resistant and with longer shelf-life in the face of changing climates.

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Climate change affecting fruit farmers

Science shows winters are getting warmer. Fruit farmers are feeling the burn, especially when late season freezes are in the forecast.

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UK could grow up to 40% of its own fruit and vegetables by using urban green spaces

Britain could grow up to eight times its current production of fruit and vegetables if all available urban and under-used green space were turned to cultivation, new research has shown.