Agriculture already uses almost 40 percent of the Earth’s land mass—and with world population expected to add another 2–3 billion people by century’s end, that figure seems destined to increase, putting more pressure on natural systems that are already stressed by water scarcity, nutrient runoff, and other agricultural byproducts. Meanwhile, fishing stocks are widely reported to be on the verge of collapse globally. So what’s the answer? Genetically modified organisms? A new Green Revolution? A widespread change in diets? Five scientists discuss the challenges and potential solutions that could feed the people and protect nature.
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In this four-part series, the New York Academy of Sciences and the The Nature Conservancy explore the relationship between conservation and our increasingly urban existence.
Other upcoming events in this series:
• Energy for the Next 20 Years: Protecting the Environment and Meeting Our Demands, January 12, 2012
• Creating the Next Conservation Movement—Or Do We Even Need One?, February 23, 2012
• Nature and the City: What Good is Urban Conservation?, April 16, 2012
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