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U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Secretary
The key question on food policy in the world today is how we can get maximum effective output from the world's agriculture in the years ahead. ·World food production will likely need to double in the next 25 years if we are going to meet the needs of the world's rapidly growing population and to provide the higher standard of eating that so many of the world's peoples desire.
We cannot attain that level of efficient food production without a far more efficient and effective world agriculture than we have today.