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.
"Science and technology can no longer ensure a better future unless population growth slows quickly," said a report compiled by the environmental research institute Worldwatch. "Food supply is the most immediate constraint on the earth's population-carrying capacity."
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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