Feeding 9 Billion
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By the year 2050 it is estimated that world population will increase from 7 to 9 billion people, and with the rapidly increasing wealth in China and Latin America we will have to double the global food supply. National Geographic asked George to take a look at the way industrialized agriculture will meet this growing demand. He went to Brazil where forest is rapidly being converted to farmland, to the United States and Japan where a mature food industry is seeking ways to increase efficiency, and to China where industrialization is both increasing demand for food and removing farmland from food production.