Rise of Agriculture in the past 300 years

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This glimpse of agricultural expansion over recent centuries, courtesy of Bill Rankin, tells us a compelling story of the importance of farming in the modern world. However, the increaase in land dedicated to farming does not necessarily translate to the increase in food and income to sustain people- not while 40% of these crops is lost to pests before it can even be harvested. Is it time to grow more with less?

Watch the rise of agriculture over time, and learn how Plantwise is changing the story:

http://www.radicalcartography.net/index.html?worldcrops

 

One thought on “Rise of Agriculture in the past 300 years

  1. Blake June 24, 2014 / 2:35 am

    Thank you for interesting information.

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