A new study conducted by an international team of scientists suggests increases in agricultural production have likely peaked. The research, published in Ecology and Society, also indicates peaks for individual resources such as corn, soybeans, cotton, milk, etc., are interrelated, or synchronized, around the year 2006. This is perhaps not surprising given the interdependent patterns of natural resource use and agricultural production. As the world’s population continues to grow, empirical findings such as these have crucial implications for global food security and natural resource management.
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