Focus issue 164 October 2010
Nourishing the planet and its people
By Denis Blight
little doubt about the importance of two questions: how to feed a hungry world, nutritiously; and how to better understand and sustain biodiversity.
Agricultural biodiversity for nutrition and health
By Emile Frison
Current approaches to the problems of malnutrition are clearly not working. it is time for a fresh set of solutions, based on using agricultural biodiversity.
GM and biodiversity:partners in conservation and productivity?
By T J Higgins
Over the next 40 years there will be marked increases in agricultural inputs and an additional billion hectares of wild land will be appropriated for crops and pastures.
What’s aquatic biodiversity got to do with it?
By Meryl Williams
Although we are tempted to hope that aquaculture can solve the problems of overfishing and save wild fisheries, this is a false hope, no matter how alluring.
More science, better integration to meet the food challenge
By Kadambot Siddique
As every human is a net consumer of food, balancing the needs and merits of nutrition, bio-energy, the environment and livelihoods are global concerns.
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