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Pessimism on the Food Front

Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
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Sustainability 2018, 10(4), 1120;
Received: 12 March 2018 / Revised: 12 March 2018 / Accepted: 5 April 2018 / Published: 9 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Agriculture: The State of the Great Debates)
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Virtually all trends, biophysical and socioeconomic, suggest that levels of hunger, already high, will only increase as the human population grows and its life-support systems are degraded. Steps that might ameliorate the situation are, unhappily, nowhere in sight. View Full-Text
Keywords: hunger; water; soil; population; climate disruption; toxins; agricultural yields hunger; water; soil; population; climate disruption; toxins; agricultural yields
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Ehrlich, P.R.; Harte, J. Pessimism on the Food Front. Sustainability 2018, 10, 1120.

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