Nearly 2b people depend on imported food

Researchers show empirically that when population pressure increases, food is imported.

The Earth's capacity to feed its growing population is limited — and unevenly distributed. An increase in cultivated land and the use of more efficient production technology are partly buffering the problem, but in many areas, it is solved instead by increasing food imports.

For the first time, researchers at Aalto University in Finland have been able to show a broad connection among resource scarcity, population pressure and food imports, in a study published in Earth's Fut

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