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Climate change means smaller strawberries, higher costs for farmers – ABC News

Being able to eat large, succulent strawberries may become a pleasure of the past, as the fruit becomes the latest victim of a warming climate.

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Being able to eat large, succulent strawberries may become a pleasure of the past, as the popular fruit is the latest victim of a changing climate.
Key points:

  • Warm overnight temperatures are contributing to smaller strawberries
  • Smaller strawberries are more expensive to pick
  • Consumers may need to adapt to buying smaller fruit

It’s not cold weather causing the strawberries to shrink, but rather warmer temperatures.
And as smaller strawberries take longer to pick, production costs are rising along…

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