1. Dramatic Changes in Agriculture Needed as World Warms and Grows

    Yields from some of the most important crops begin to decline sharply when average temperatures exceed about 30 degrees Celsius, or 86 Fahrenheit. Projections are that by the end of this century much of the tropics and subtropics will regularly see growing season temperatures above that level, hotter than the hottest summers now on record….Continue Reading »
  2. Radically Rethinking Agriculture for the 21st Century

    Population growth, arable land and fresh water limits, and climate change have profound implications for the ability of agriculture to meet this century‚Äôs demands for food, feed, fiber, and fuel while reducing the environmental impact of their production. Success depends on the acceptance and use of contemporary molecular techniques, as well as the increasing development…Continue Reading »
  3. Hype or hysteria: A rational policy on GM food?

    As India decides on whether to approve its first genetically modified (GM) crop, three experts consider if GM offers a solution to the global food crisis or represents a threat to biodiversity and the future of agriculture. Dr Anita Ramanna, Department of Politics, University of Pune GM (Genetically Modified) crops evoke either hype or hysteria…Continue Reading »