Can Planet Earth Feed 10 Billion People?

by Charles Mann

(Photo: Ulises Fariñas/The Atlantic)

This opinion editorial looks at how we can feed a growing world. Even though the global population in 2050 will be just 25% higher than it is now, typical projections claim that farmers will have to boost food output by 50 to 100%.

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