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Closing harvest gap to meet food demands and help environment

Harvesting existing cropland more frequently could substantially increase global food production without clearing more land for agriculture.

A new study from the Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of Minnesota tracked global harvest trends of 177 crops between 1961 and 2011.

Findings suggest that closing the “harvest gap” of potential harvests and strategically increasing cropping frequency could boost food production without destroying the environment through further land degradation.

Read more at University of Minnesota

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