Since the days of Thomas Malthus in the 1800’s, many have worried that food supplies could not keep up with population.  But according to the Population Research Institute, these pessimistic predictions about food continue to be starved for facts.  Since the 1980’s, grain production has increased by more than 5 percent per person, and the amount of calories available each day is now at 2,800.  But even better news comes from Nobel Prize winner Norman Borlaug, the father of the Green Revolution, who says that even without advances in biotech, yields can be increased by as much as 70 percent in India and Latin America, 150 percent in sub-Saharan Africa, and that technology now exists to feed a population of 10 billion people.

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