From ........... Daily News Miner

August 14, 1994

POPULATION OUTSTRIPS FOOD PRODUCTION

WASHINGTONŃMassive food shortages will develop over the next 40 years as a population explosion gradually outstrips world food supply, researchers reported Saturday.

Projections of current trends say the world's population could expand from today's 5.5 billion and reach 10 to 14 billion by 2050. The biggest increases are expected in some of the poorest areas, such as Africa and southern Asia.

Worldwatch's "Full House" report, released Saturday, predicted population would rise to 8.9 billion by 2030.

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