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Crop yields are insufficient to meet 2050 global demands: study

Crop yields are insufficient to meet 2050 global demands: study

Updated 20 June 2013, 15:35 AEST

Studies have shown that crop production needs to double to feed the world's rising population - projected to reach around 9 billion by 2050.

But new research reveals that crop yields are not increasingly quickly enough to support global demands for food, changes in diet as well as biofuel consumption.

Deepak Ray and his colleagues from the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota have just published a paper on crop yields in the PLOS ONE journal.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Deepak Ray, study co-author from the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota

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