Biotech versus Precaution in Europe and America: Killing the Golden Goose

Policy Reports | Energy and Natural Resources

No. 325
Monday, February 01, 2010
by H. Sterling Burnett

The human population is growing - especially in countries where people are already malnourished - and will probably plateau sometime this century between eight and nine billion people. With approximately six million square miles of land under cultivation, the world currently produces more than enough food to feed Earth's six billion people minimally adequate diets. However, as populations grow and developing countries strive for Western living standards, the world will need approximately three times more food than is currently produced.

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