Feeding a Hungry World

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Science  19 Oct 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5849, pp. 359
DOI: 10.1126/science.1151062

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  • New Challenges Facing Agriculture Require New Approaches

    While we agree with N. Borlaug that the Green Revolution increased crop productivity in certain regions of the world (Editorial, "Feeding a hungry world," 19 October 2007, p. 359), its large-scale negative social and environmental effects now threaten future food production.

    The Green Revolution model of agriculture promotes the exploitation of natural resources. The trade-off for chemical-dependent yield increases is d...

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