Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Food and Farming in 2030

Check out the interactive graphic from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

We will depend on yield increases to feed the increasing population while improving their diet. IFPRI notes that environmental problems, notably global warming, will tend to reduce yields, to varietal improvement becomes still more important. Those who (in their ignorance) oppose the use of biotechnology to produce improved cultivars should explain how they think the yield increases will be achieved using only traditional breeding methods.

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