How Changing the World’s Food Systems Can Help to Protect the Planet

Aug 7, 2018 11:05 AM ET
Technology can be used to help farmers produce good crops. (Photo courtesy

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by Elwyn Grainger-Jones, Executive Director, CGIAR

Going into debt with nature is a dangerous thing. When our stocks of water, land and clean air are spent – we don’t have a second planet to borrow from. But that’s exactly the way that Earth is heading. 1 August 2018 marks an annual event, “Earth Overshoot Day”: the day on which the natural resources the planet can regenerate within one year are exhausted. This is the earliest date on which Earth Overshoot Day has ever been reached.

Read the full article on The Conversation website.