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Fill the Plate
Fri Oct 31, 2014 09:32 AM CDT

As youngsters, we're told to eat everything on our plates. Sadly, in many parts of the world, there's little food to even fill one plate. And with another 2 billion people to feed by 2050, global food security will be increasingly challenging. Consider:

-- From 2000 to 2030, it's estimated world demand for rice will grow 28%, wheat 40%, corn 76%, cotton 102% and soybeans 125%.

-- The average rate of crop yield growth will almost have to double during the next 36 years to satisfy the world's appetite without putting more land into ...

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