Colloquium on Plants and Population: Is There Time?

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Joel E. Cohen, Nina Vsevolod Fedoroff
National Academies Press, Jan 1, 1999 - Social Science - 106 pages
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Is there time?
Outlook for the medium and longer term
The growth of demand will limit output growth for food over the next quarter century
Global and local implications of biotechnology and climate change for future food supplies
World food trends and prospects to 2025
What can they contribute toward increased crop productivity?
Ecological approaches and the development of truly integrated pest management
Yield potential soil quality and precision agriculture
Enhancing human nutrition in developing and developed worlds
Use of plant roots for phytoremediation and molecular farming
Some considerations about their development and their transfer to the small farmer
Lessons from Mexico
Multitasking multicropping and multiusers
The need for sustainable and efficient practices
Lessons from the management of energy and carbon

The transition to agricultural sustainability

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