The recent large increases in the prices of agricultural commodities have focused the world’s attention on the price and availability of food to an extent not seen for the last 30 years. The low prices that have been with us since the mid-1980s lulled most of us all into forgetting about the urgency of the task that the world faces in expanding agricultural production enough to meet projected food demand.
Babcock, Bruce A.
"Charting Growth in Food Demand,"
Iowa Ag Review: Vol. 14
, Article 4.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/iowaagreview/vol14/iss3/4