We asked leading scientists to predict the future.
Here’s what they had to say.
11. Can we feed the planet without destroying it?
“Yes. Here’s what we need to do: reduce crop waste – consumer waste and meat consumption – integrate appropriate seed technologies and management practices – engage consumers about the challenges farmers face in both the developed and the developing world; increase public funding for agricultural research and development – and focus on advancing the socioeconomic and environmental aspects of farming that characterize sustainable agriculture’.
—Pamela Ronald – professor emerita in the Genome Center and the department of plant pathology at the University of California Davis.