Crops Eating Into World’s Natural Land Base

Environment News Service: Lands covering an area the size of Brazil could be degraded by 2050 if conversion of natural lands to crop lands continues, warns a report by the UN Environment Programme, presented at the ongoing World Economic Conference in Davos. The report, "Assessing Global Land Use: Balancing Consumption with Sustainable Supply," was produced by the International Resource Panel, a consortium of 27 internationally renowned resource scientists, 33 national governments and other groups, hosted by UNEP. In......

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