The Hungry Planet

Aisles of plenty ... for now.
Aisles of plenty ... for now.
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The world's producers of food have a rather big job in the next 40 years: According to 1,800 scientists in Brisbane for the 19th World Congress of Soil Science, food production must be doubled by 2050.

Environmental shifts and the fast-expanding global population will otherwise contribute to a massive, worldwide food shortage. The Australia Associated Press reports: "Experts say the world will need to repeat the Green Revolution that saw food production double between 1960 and 1985." Scientists are being charged with educating the public about resource management. For the full, depressing report, click over to the AAP.

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