Future of the Environment

Growing food and protecting nature can work together. Here's how

Feeding the world's population of 7.8 billion people creates environmental challenges. Image: Unsplash/Richard Bell

Thomas Hertel

Professor of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University

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a graph showing that productivity in agriculture since 1961 has made food more abundant and cheaper in North America
Agriculture has evolved significantly since 1961. Image: The Conversation/ USDA ERS
a graph showing that productivity in agriculture since 1961 has made food more abundant and cheaper in North America
And how it's changed in Northwest Europe across the same period. Image: The Conversation/ USDA ERS
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'Enrollment in the USDA Conservation Reserve Program dropped by almost 13 million acres from 2007 to 2016' Image: FSA/EPAS/NRA
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A rewilded area in Germany, near Dresden. Image: Thomas Hertel
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