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By the year 2050, Earth\'s population will double. If we continue with current farming practices, vast amounts of wilderness will be lost, millions of birds and billions of insects will die, and the public will shed billions of dollars as a consequence of environmental degradation. Clearly, there have to be a much better way to meet the require for elevated food production. Written as element memoir, part instruction, and part contemplation, Tomorrow\'s Table argues that a judicious blend of two crucial strands of agriculture--genetic engineering and organic farming--is key to helping feed the world\'s increasing population in an ecologically balanced manner. Pamela Ronald, a geneticist, and her husband, Raoul Adamchak, an organic farmer, take the reader inside their lives for roughly a year, enabling us to appear over their shoulders so that we can see what geneticists and organic farmers in fact do. The reader sees the problems that farmers face, attempting to give larger yields without resorting to high-priced or environmentally hazardous chemical compounds, a dilemma that will loom larger and bigger as the century progresses. They discover how organic farmers and geneticists address these problems. This book is for buyers, farmers, and policy selection makers who want to make food alternatives and policy that will support ecologically responsible farming practices. It is also for any individual who wants precise data about organic farming, genetic engineering, and their possible impacts on human wellness and the atmosphere.
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