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Feb 12, 2010

Radically Rethinking Agriculture for the 21st Century

In the 12 February 2010 issue of Science, a group of scientists headed by the Nina Federoff, special science and technology advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State (featured in the photo to the left) write about the need to incorporate modern technology into policy discussions regarding agricultural policies and sustainable development.


The article abstract notes: “Population growth, arable land and fresh water limits, and climate change have profound implications for the ability of agriculture to meet this century’s 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 of farming systems that use saline water and integrate nutrient flows.”


For more see: Federoff, N. et. al.  "Radically Rethinking Agriculture for the 21st Century," Science (12 Feb. 2010) 327:5967, 833-34.

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