Feed the world - qualitative model on the arguments
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I am currently writing a paper for the System Dynamics Review on our comprehensive quantitative GLU Model (global land use). At the same time I was recently again confronted with the argument that in order to save the world we need industrialized farming with the use of pesticides, fertilizer, and high precision farming because otherwise we would not have enough yields to feed the world and thus would need more deforestation. Well, while the quantitative model shows that without major changes we couldn't feed the growing populations and its growing demand for animal food anyway, this qualitative model compares the general levers we have.
I hope that I can soon publish a link to the paper.
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