Loss of pollinators causing more than 400,000 early deaths a year: study (CTV News)
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Pollination loss may be leading to hundreds of thousands of excess deaths worldwide as supplies of healthy food become less plentiful writes CTV News in an article on the recent study by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the International Food Policy Research Institute, and partners.
This loss and the resulting health complications that would occur from associated health issues such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some cancers have led to an estimated 427,000 excess deaths annually.
The article quotes Timothy Sulser, a senior scientist at IFPRI, who said that while the results may be surprising, “they reflect the complex dynamics of factors behind food systems and human populations around the world.”
Learn more about this study in our press-release.