Nation: Harvests of Hope

Americans, watching the spectacle of chronic agricultural overproduction at home, find it hard to believe predictions of a future in which famine stalks a world too populous for the planet to feed. On the contrary, there is evidence that the future may not be so dire. This year's worldwide harvest is the greatest in history for the second straight year. And there are hopeful glimmers from the Rockefeller Foundation's experts that the world is making great strides toward feeding itself.

Mexico in 25 years has gone from importing food to becoming self-sufficient. Indeed,...

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