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Matt Reed's introduction to a Royal Society evening that discussed 'Sustainable Intensification'. http://blogs.royalsociety.org/in-verba/2013/05/08/janet-dwyer-sustainable-intensification/

Matt Reed's introduction to a Royal Society evening that discussed 'Sustainable Intensification'. http://blogs.royalsociety.org/in-verba/2013/05/08/janet-dwyer-sustainable-intensification/

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  • 1. FOODAn Insecure ContextA Finite Planet - Peak Oil, Peak Water, PeakPhosphorous = Peak FoodA Growing & Aspiring Population - 9 billion people,eating a western diet?An uncertain climate - weather, soils, landavailability
  • 2. Sustainable Intensification[a] global agriculture in which yields are increasedwithout adverse environmental impact and withoutthe cultivation of more land‘Reaping the Benefits’ p.ix
  • 3. The Common Agricultural PolicyFrom the Arctic Circle to the Med, from the Atlanticto the borders of the UkraineRural Development - societal equityA globally competitive agricultural industryMinimizing environmental damage, maximizingco-production of nature
  • 4. Participate & Follow#RSfarming@ReedMtweet