Will farmers be able to feed 8.5 billion people?
By 2030, Planet Earth will have to produce 50% more food than we currently produce in order to feed the projected world population at that time.
That level of food production, which will have to come on less land and with less people farming, is sobering, if not daunting. The assessment didn’t come from anyone in the farming or food business; it came from Ralf Sudoff, head of the United Nations World Food Program.
Speaking at Bayer CropScience’s annual press conference, Frederich Berschauer, outgoing CEO of the company, said technology -- how we adopt it and use it in agriculture, is a critical factor in our ability to meet the future global demand for food.
“In the future, hunger will not only be a question of equitable distribution (as it is today), it will increasingly be the case that there isn’t enough food to distribute,” Friedrich Berschauer says.
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