Can science feed the world?

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Can Science feed the world? Over 8 x 108 (18% of the population in the developing world) are living in uncertainty of their next full meal. And 1.85 x 108 million preschool children suffer compromised mental and physical development because of malnutrition. About 8 x 107 people are expected to be added to the global population every year for the next 25 years. Global demand for grain is projected to increase by 55% between 1990 and 2020; for livestock products, 75%; for roots and tubers, 50%. Existing technology …

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…will stop the farmers from using harmful pesticides or herbicides, because they won't have a reason to use them and soon there won't be a misuse or overuse of those toxic materials! Food and water are the 2nd most important materials we need to survive. 8 x 107 new mouths cry to be fed each year. Those cries should not be ignored. Someone has to make that first step towards improvement, and the rest will follow. (481 words)