12 February 2010
Vol 327, Issue 5967

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COVER Bags of rice await export from India to Europe. As the global population climbs to a projected peak of some 9 billion in 2050, concerns about food security are growing. A special section beginning on page 797 examines the causes of food insecurity and some solutions, and the implications of climate change and energy use for feeding the world. Photo: Simon Rawles/Alamy