World must produce 70 percent more food by 2050 if we don’t cut ‘food gap’

The world is facing a 70-percent “crop gap” between the calories available in 2006 and the expected caloric demand in 2050, says a report out by the World Resources Institute (WRI). Dovetailing on earlier projections by the United Nations, the WRI report blames population growth and changing diets—specifically more meat and dairy consumption—for the dramatic discrepancy.… » Read More

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