Seeds of a Perfect Storm

Science  25 Apr 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5875, pp. 425
DOI: 10.1126/science.1158898

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Demand for plant products has never been greater. More people, rising affluence, and expanding biofuels programs are rapidly pushing up the prices of grain and edible oil. Boosting supply isn't easy: All the best farm land is already in use. There's an acute need for another jump in global agricultural productivity--a second Green Revolution. Can it happen? Will it happen?