Climate change abroad will have a more immediate effect on the UK than climate change at home, a report says.
Research by consultants PWC for Defra says the UK is likely to be hit by increasingly volatile prices of many commodities as the climate is disrupted.
It warns that global production of some foodstuffs is concentrated in a few countries.
These are likely to suffer increasing episodes of extreme weather. The report says there will be opportunities for the UK from climate change but these are likely to be far outweighed by problems.
What's interesting is that threats from climate change overseas appear an order of magnitude higher than domestic threats” ...
The biggest threats are increased volatility in food prices and protectionist measures over food, like India's ban on selling rice.
"What's interesting is that threats from climate change overseas appear an order of magnitude higher than domestic threats," PWC's Richard Gledhill told BBC News.