Friday, August 31, 2007

Hungry generations

To keep up with the growth in human population, more food will have to be produced worldwide over the next 50 years than has been during the past 10,000 years combined...

"If we can improve agricultural practices across the board we can dramatically increase our food production from existing lands, without having to clear more or put more pressure on soils. Simple things like good crop rotation, sowing at the right time of year, basic weed control, are what is needed. They're very well known but not always used."
-- from Global food crisis looms as climate change and population growth strip fertile land, a report from the International Forum on Soils, Society and Global Change.

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