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Though agriculture has largely met world food demand in the past, there are about 800-million people who have remained food insecure in industrialized and emerging countries. Increasing food prices have lead to economic difficulties in many countries, generating further food insecurity and political instabilities.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates population will grow at an average of 1.1 percent while food demand will grow at 2.2% annually. Global land use will increase by less than 1 percent, resulting in a 16 percent reduction in world agricultural GDP by 2020.

Investments in technology innovation will be the key to the future food supply. This includes the development and use of nutrients, pest control products, and farm equipment. It also includes the possibility of genetically enhanced crops to provide increased yields and more calories per yield.

Future farmers will increasingly rely on their own energy production through biomass and wind farms in order to decrease dependence on fossil fuels. Much must also be done to reduce food waste.


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Investments in technology innovation will be the key to the future food supply. This includes the development and use of nutrients, pest control products, and farm equipment. It also includes the possibility of genetically enhanced crops to provide increased yields and more calories per yield.

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