Ensuring Enough to Eat

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Science  28 Jul 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5479, pp. 555
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5479.555

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Feeding the World A Challenge for the Twenty-First Century. Vaclav Smil. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2000. 388 pp. $32.95. ISBN 0-262-19432-5.

Smil presents a cautiously optimistic case that we will be able to feed a great part of the world's population without irreversible damage to the biosphere.