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Scientists warn of unrest unless we transform global food production

Farmers plant onions on a plantation in Tierra Blanca de Cartago, east of San Jose May 15, 2012. Farmers are protesting against a new property tax law which decrees that the land they use for agriculture is taxed equally as land for urban projects and tourist areas, according to Guido Vargas, president of the Union of Small and Medium Farmers. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT AGRICULTURE CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) - GM1E85G0RYQ01

In Costa Rica, the government has reversed deforestation by eliminating cattle subsidies. Image: REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

Thin Lei Win
Food Security Correspondent, Thomson Reuters Foundation
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