Food security: Dampened prospects

Financial Times: Bangladeshi women farmers in rainbow-bright saris survey their flooded rice paddies with dismay: the rains have drowned the tender seedlings and, with them, their livelihoods. Climate change, ill-judged policies, protectionism, urbanisation and plain greed have all conspired to reignite Malthusian prophesies of a growing world population unable to feed itself. Come 2050, the UN predicts earth will be home to another 2bn people; in order to feed us all, production needs to increase by an estimated......

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