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  • As CO2 levels rise, some crop nutrients will fall

    Plant biology professor Andrew Leakey and colleagues report that levels of zinc, iron and protein drop in some key crop plants when grown at elevated CO2 levels.

    Plant biology professor Andrew Leakey and colleagues report that levels of zinc, iron and protein drop in some key crop plants when grown at elevated CO2 levels.

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      Plant biology professor Andrew Leakey and colleagues report that levels of zinc, iron and protein drop in some key crop plants when grown at elevated CO2 levels.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Free Air Concentration Enrichment (FACE) systems, like this one at the University of Illinois, allow researchers to simulate future atmospheric conditions to determine their effects on plants.

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  • To reach Andrew Leakey, call 217-244-0302; email leakey@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Rising Concentration of Atmospheric CO2 Threatens Human Nutrition,” is available online or to members of the news media from the U. of I. News Bureau.