Climate change, not natural variations in weather, has reduced crop yields globally leading to food price increases, according to a summary in the UK’s Guardian newspaper today of a research study in Science magazine. Fine Energy does not yet have the Science article but will provide more on this story once we have read it and absorbed it.  Meanwhile we welcome thoughts from arable and livestock farmers on this topic. It seems to us to combine short-term good news for farmers (food prices being driven up) with a worrying prognosis for the longer-term viability of conventional agriculture if yields continue to drop. We note however, in advance of seeing the full article, that a 20% increase in food prices over the 28-year period represents a low annual growth rate.