Changes in population growth, consumption and farming begin to return former farmlands to nature

Friday, December 21, 2012 - 13:30 in Mathematics & Economics

Researchers led by Rockefeller's Jesse Ausubel analyzed factors such as global land use and population growth over the last 50 years. Looking at the production index of all crops of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, they found that from 1961 to 2009 land farmed grew by only 12 percent while the index rose about 300 percent. More »

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