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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 must be a much better way to meet the require for increased meals production. Written as portion memoir, element instruction, and portion contemplation, Tomorrow\'s Table argues that a judicious blend of two essential strands of agriculture--genetic engineering and organic farming--is essential to helping feed the world\'s growing 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 look over their shoulders so that we can see what geneticists and organic farmers really do. The reader sees the difficulties that farmers face, attempting to give larger yields without resorting to high-priced or environmentally hazardous chemical substances, a problem that will loom larger and bigger as the century progresses. They understand how organic farmers and geneticists address these troubles. This book is for buyers, farmers, and policy choice makers who want to make food alternatives and policy that will support ecologically accountable farming practices. It is also for anybody who desires accurate info about organic farming, genetic engineering, and their possible impacts on human wellness and the environment.
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