Wednesday, July 3, 2013

"This terrifying chart shows we’re not growing enough food to feed the world" Washington Post

"It’s a question that keeps crop scientists up at night: How are we possibly going to feed the world over the next few decades?
After all, consider what we’re up against: The global population is expected to swell from 7 billion today to 9.6 billion by 2050. The rising middle class in China and India is eating more meat than ever. And this is all happening at a time when we’re setting aside a greater slice of farmland for biofuels and trying not to cut down any more forests (which exacerbates climate change). Doing this in a sustainable manner is tricky."

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