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New projection shows global food demand doubling by 2050

By Sciencedaily.com | Posted - Nov. 22, 2011 at 5:27 a.m.



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Global food demand could double by 2050, according to a new projection. Producing that amount of food could significantly increase levels of carbon dioxide and nitrogen in the environment and cause the extinction of numerous species. But this can be avoided, the article shows, if the high-yielding technologies of rich nations are adapted to work in poor nations, and if all nations use nitrogen fertilizers more efficiently. Read More ...

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