14 Dec '11, 1am

Sustaining Seven Billion People: a map of global crop production #NASA #food #farming

Sustaining Seven Billion People: a map of global crop production #NASA #food #farming

With seven billion people now living on Earth, the ever growing demand is putting unprecedented pressure on global resources—especially forests, water, and food. How can Earth’s resources be managed best to support so many people? One key is tracking the sum of what is available, and perhaps nothing is better suited to that task than satellites. These two images show food production on both a global scale and a landscape scale. Made with data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), the top image shows where crops are grown throughout the world. Green areas are cropland, while tan areas are other types of land cover. In the last 40 years, cropland has increased by 70 percent to feed a growing population. Crops now cover about 40 percent of Earth’s land. The lower image provides a landscape scale view of farming. The Landsat 7 satellite acquired the n...

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