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Can We Grow More Food on Less Land? We’ll Have To, a New Study Finds

The New York Times

If the world hopes to make meaningful progress on climate change, it won’t be enough for cars and factories to get cleaner. Our cows and wheat fields will have to become radically more efficient, too.

That’s the basic conclusion of a sweeping new study issued Wednesday by the World Resources Institute, an environmental group. The report warns that the world’s agricultural system will need drastic changes in the next few decades in order to feed billions more people without triggering a climate catastrophe.

Want climate news in your inbox Sign up here forClimate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON If the world hopes to make meaningful progress on climate change, it wont be enough for cars and factories to get cleaner. Our cows and wheat fields will have to become radically more efficient, too. Thats the basic conclusion of a sweeping new study issued Wednesday by the World Resources Institute, an environmental group.

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