by Rabobank

Rising temperatures can prove fatal for farm workers

Farm workers are vital for crop picking worldwide, but global warming means the threat of hazardous heat stress is growing. As the FT’s Yasemin Craggs Mersinoglu reports, the results can blight workers’ long-term health and sometimes even prove fatal. Some governments have responded but as temperatures become more extreme so do the consequences for those in the field.

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