Lunchtime Link: The French Predict a Future Where Millions of People Don’t Starve

As reported by Barbara Casassus in Scientific American yesterday, French researchers have released a report predicting that currently evolving systems of agriculture will continue to be able to provide for the world’s populations – a projected nine billion people by 2050.

Changes in food needs, living standards, climate and other factors call for new avenues of research, according to the report. The two agencies have already started work on several programmes in response to questions raised by their study… The study recognizes the scale of the task, concluding that in “a world of rare resources, the rarest of all may be time”.

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