Trends in Global Agricultural Land Use: Implications for Environmental Health and Food Security.

  title={Trends in Global Agricultural Land Use: Implications for Environmental Health and Food Security.},
  author={Navin Ramankutty and Zia Mehrabi and Katharina Waha and Larissa Jarvis and Claire Kremen and Mario Herrero and Loren H. Rieseberg},
  journal={Annual review of plant biology},
The eighteenth-century Malthusian prediction of population growth outstripping food production has not yet come to bear. Unprecedented agricultural land expansions since 1700, and technological innovations that began in the 1930s, have enabled more calorie production per capita than was ever available before in history. This remarkable success, however, has come at a great cost. Agriculture is a major cause of global environmental degradation. Malnutrition persists among large sections of the… 

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