Today there are three sources of growing demand for food:
population growth; rising affluence and the associated jump in
meat, milk, and egg consumption; and the use of grain to produce
fuel for cars. Population growth is as old as agriculture itself.
But the world is now adding close to 80 million people per year.
Even worse, the overwhelming majority of these people are being
added in countries where cropland is scarce, soils are eroding, and
irrigation wells are going dry. For full report, visit
the EPI website.