And it is indeed the sort of breakthrough we desperately need, since – in little more than 35 years – the world will have to increase food production by a challenging 70 per cent if it is to feed its growing population.
The population is expected to grow from 7 billion ish to 9 billion.
That\’s a 30 % or so rise in population. Why would a 30% rise in population require a 70% rise in food grown?
Note that he\’s not saying a richer population (which is more understandable) but purely a larger one.
And do note that Mr. Lean is also the one who tells us that up to 50% of the food currently grown doesn\’t get into the bellies of people. I do sorta wonder whether these people can do joined up thinking.