Era of low-cost food is over, study warns

Financial Times: The era of cheap food is at an end, with the real prices of key crops set to rise 50-100 per cent during the next 40 years, according to a UK government report. If supplies are to increase sufficiently to prevent widespread starvation as the global population heads towards 9bn, an “agricultural revolution” is needed, says the report produced by the Foresight think-tank. The term “sustainable intensification” is used to describe the method of enlisting all technologies, including genetic modification,......

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