Current Global Food Production Won’t Feed A Growing Population

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A report published in PLOS ONE by Deepak Ray and researchers from the Institute On The Environment at the University Of Minnesota has highlighted that food production is not keeping pace with increases in the global population.

Studies suggest that production needs to increase by up to 110% by 2050, but at current rates, will have only increased by a maximum of 67%.

“Particularly troubling are places where population and food production trajectories are at substantial odds,” Ray says, “for example, in Guatemala, where the corn-dependent population is growing at the same time corn productivity is declining.”

You can bet your life that Monsanto and every GMO supporter in the country will see this study as a way of pushing their cause forward and making a fortune in the process.

Institute of The Environment Director Jon Foley said:

“Clearly, the world faces a looming agricultural crisis, with yield increases insufficient to keep up with projected demands. The good news is, opportunities exist to increase production through more efficient use of current arable lands and increased yield growth rates by spreading best management practices. If we are to boost production in these key crops to meet projected needs, we have no time to waste.”


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