Agriculture faces daunting challenges in coming years
Key challenges ... society will demand absolute food safety. And insects will always be with us.” Tom Owen, Monsanto, said biotechnology holds significant promise for meeting the challenge of population growth. “Just 25 years ago, crop biotechnology ...
The Chinese Economic Slowdown — How Does It Affect Japan?
These figures were also affected by demographic change, as a rapid decline in the birthrate due to the one-child policy tentatively increased the working population ... and growth contributions of the remaining consumption and external demand did not ...
Why antibiotics are making us all ill
Two million Australians, 10% of the population ... From seeing the changes induced by these exposures to antibiotics, we have realised that early life is a key window of vulnerability. Young children have critical periods for their growth, and our ...
Productivity Growth in Historical Perspective
Internal-combustion engines revolutionized motor and air transport and laid the basis for a suburban society. Innovations in chemistry produced petrochemicals (including fertilizers for agriculture ... Growth Theory to Detect Changes in Trend Productivity.”
The storm in agriculture
For most of the past few decades, powered by the confidence of the Green Revolution, we have been laughing at the Malthusian paranoia of population growth ... did not do it this way. The Green Revolution had none of these constraints. In fact, world ...