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Climate change variations are affecting our food, Rolling Stone reports. Rising sea levels, shifting temperatures and rainfall aberrations from Climate change have affected growing and harvest seasons for popular foods.

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“Napa Valley pretty much ends up in Canada not too long from now,” says Lisa Goddard, director of the International Research Institute for Climate and Society at Columbia University in Rolling Stone.

While specialty foods like wine or maple syrup are affected, climate change will also have a significant impact on the food we think of as staples, think grains like wheat or even soybeans. Peaches and cherries need freezing winters to grow. But with warmer temperatures even during winter, the trees cannot reliably grow.

Wheat, sardines, almonds, chickpeas, wine, cranberries, scallops, peaches, corn, coffee, and rice are some of the foods that are affected by Climate change and will continue to be affected as temperatures change.

“It’s a race between innovation and the impacts of climate,” says Keith Wiebe of the International Food Policy Research Institute. “The entire history of agriculture is based on experience with relatively stable temperatures. And we’re going to move beyond that in the next decades.”

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