19 Jan '12, 8pm

Agriculture and Climate Change, Revisited

Agriculture and Climate Change, Revisited

Josh Haner/The New York Times Gemma Molero, an agronomist from Spain, working with plots of wheat at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center near Ciudad Obregó n, Mexico. She helps cull the best varieties. Agriculture has long been a stepchild in global negotiations over the climate. Hopes had risen that this might change at the latest big global climate session, in Durban, South Africa, in December. It did not. Now, a group of experts led by John Beddington , the chief science adviser of the British government, is issuing a call for renewed research and advocacy regarding the future of the world’s food system. The opinion piece , to be published in Friday’s issue of the journal Science, highlights the potential role of scientists in making agriculture a higher global priority. The article is a direct reaction to the failure of delegates in Durban to adopt a f...

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