Problem

Vulnerability of food chains

Other Names:
Fragile food webs
Vulnerability of food supply
Nature:

Food chains are the networks of feeding relationships which interlink different species within a biological community. Particular links in such networks may be threatened or eliminated by the action of man-made products (such as pollutants), thus placing all the members of the biological community in danger, even though the others may not be directly affected.

Claim:

Destruction of the ozone layer has potentially disastrous effects on single-cell organisms like plankton, at the base of the food chain.

Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land
Date of last update
17.06.2019 – 17:59 CEST