February 27, 2014
The heavy air pollution gripping China has become so severe that experts fear crops in the region will be unable to grow properly this season.
The South China Morning Post cites research from China Agricultural University in reporting that the air pollution which has settled over Beijing in recent months has blocked out so much sunlight that photosynthesis in plants is being slowed.
It’s feared crop production in China will suffer this year as the pollution chokes plants that should otherwise be thriving.
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