Tag - food security

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Stormy times ahead

Sir John Beddington (Chief Scientific adviser to the UK Government) opened the UK Plant Science Federation (UKPSF) conference (18th and 19th April, 2012, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK) with his ‘perfect storm...

Wheat Ears Anthesis

Food Crisis in 2050?

A realistic scenario, if the production of major crops does not increase significantly. Estimated 9 billion people will need 70% more food than today. In June 2011, The G20 Agriculture Ministers agreed on an “Action...

Big Question: Feast or famine?

This video from the The University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment makes a strong case why we're going to need more plant scientists. Lots more.