The world grows enough food



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The world grows enough food

  • The world grows enough food
  • to feed its population.

The world grows enough food to feed its population.

  • The world grows enough food to feed its population.
  • To eradicate hunger, people in the developing world need to be able to access food by growing it or purchasing it.

The global population will increase

  • The global population will increase
  • by 42 percent between now and 2050.

The global population will increase by 42 percent between now and 2050.

  • The global population will increase by 42 percent between now and 2050.
  • The world’s population is expected to increase from about 6.6 billion people today to 9.3 billion by 2050.

Agriculture must increase food

  • Agriculture must increase food
  • production by 42 percent to keep pace.

Increasing demand for food, fuel and fiber in developing countries, combined with other factors, actually requires agricultural food production to double by 2050.

  • Increasing demand for food, fuel and fiber in developing countries, combined with other factors, actually requires agricultural food production to double by 2050.

Global agriculture uses 50 percent of our fresh water.

  • Global agriculture uses 50 percent of our fresh water.

Global agriculture actually uses 70 percent of our fresh water, and in the developing world, that percentage is closer to 95 percent.

  • Global agriculture actually uses 70 percent of our fresh water, and in the developing world, that percentage is closer to 95 percent.

Irrigation increases the yield of

Actually, irrigation boosts the yield of most crops by 100 percent to 400 percent.

  • Actually, irrigation boosts the yield of most crops by 100 percent to 400 percent.

Agriculture uses 55 percent of habitable land.

  • Agriculture uses 55 percent of habitable land.

Agriculture uses 55 percent of habitable land.

  • Agriculture uses 55 percent of habitable land.
  • And the percentage is growing as developing countries cut down forests to grow more food and other agricultural commodities.

Agriculture contributes 70 percent

  • Agriculture contributes 70 percent
  • of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Agriculture actually contributes 13.5 percent, which is still substantial.

  • Agriculture actually contributes 13.5 percent, which is still substantial.

http://www.monsanto.com/responsibility/sustainable-ag/factsheet.asp

  • http://www.monsanto.com/responsibility/sustainable-ag/factsheet.asp

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