How to feed 9 billion people

02/4/2010 | New Republic (free registration), The

By 2050, the planet's population is expected to grow to 9 billion -- 2 billion more than currently call Earth home today -- a number that is sure to stress agricultural yields. A recent paper suggests feeding 9 billion people in the face of rising incomes and limited arable land acreage will require radical changes to the way people eat, including a boost to crop yields, greater conservation efforts, less meat consumption, and new and green technologies.

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