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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:42 PM

Scientists: Climate change threatens black truffle

NOW we will see some action on climate change. Trust me, the 1% will NOT want to sacrifice their truffles - LibE

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 11:43 EST
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/11/27/scientists-climate-change-threatens-black-truffle/

"Scientists said on Tuesday they had proof that climate change was hitting the Perigord black truffle, a delight of gourmets around the world.

Trufflers have long suspected that global warming is affecting Tuber melanosporum — dubbed “the black diamond” on account of its colour and extraordinary price — in its native habitat in southwestern France, Spain and Italy.

A century ago, French trufflers notched up a harvest that, according to legend, reached 1,000 tonnes in a year.

In the 1960s, truffle yields were still 200-300 tonnes annually."

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Turbineguy Nov 2012 #1

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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:46 PM

1. The 1%?

I suppose next there will be a threat to caviar.

For real change we'll have to wait for red beans and rice to be affected.

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