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18 September 2013

Shifting Crop Use to Feed a Growing World Population

For the week of September 22nd, 2013

As the world’s population grows, agricultural experts are constantly seeking ways to boost production. A new study from the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment suggests a controversial solution: shifting production from animal feed and bio-fuels to food for human consumption. On this week’s Access Minnesota, U of M researcher Emily Cassidy tells us how this approach could produce more food on existing crop lands, and Minnesota Soybean Research Manager Paul Meints explains what it would take to make that shift a reality.

  • Guests: Emily Cassidy, Graduate Research Assistant with the Global Landscapes Initiative in the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota; Paul Meints, Research Program Manager at the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
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