Europe heatwave sparks panic as food prices could soar over BURNING CROPS

Media: Express

In response to Europe’s extreme heatwave, Stefan Schmitz, Crop Trust’s Executive Director told “Current reports of likely harvest losses due to prolonged heat and drought in southern Europe raise fears that the global food crisis is being further fuelled.” One specific example is the potato. The CIP-Mathilde, a climate-resilient potato variety developed by the International Potato Center with support from Crop Trust, can withstand extreme heat conditions and late blight.