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Food Challenge for Australia

Posted on: August 26, 2009


The Food Challenge.

Just to magnify the food challenge, the population to our North is growing at the rate of 20 million every 3 months (FAO) Over the next 40 years or so, the World will reach 8.75 billion souls. Tractors, fertiliser, water use and more widespread extension of the science of food tripled the yield since 1940. With the population increase that will be affluent and better educated, conservation of the forests and wildlife habitat and indeed, soil fertility demands that yield triples again on every hectare of fertile farmland. Some extension of improved technologies to Third Word farmers, i.e. soil husbandry, correction of soil deficiencies and crop rotation will not contribute enough. Where clear cutting of forests is now indefensible to create farms for food, we do need to reach out to the gains in yield from biotechnology including genetic engineering, emerging as the most important piece of unexploited knowledge that promises further increased yields from the same hectare of farmland.

Comments  to an article describing plans to extend GM  to wheat and barley in South Australia — Stock Journal Aug 26

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