Feeding the world: the future role for minerals
Published: Friday, 27 February 2015
As the global population continues to expand rapidly, there is a growing need to increase crop production. Frank Hart* examines the role minerals can play in achieving this goal.
According to the Food and Agriculture
Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), the
world’s population will reach 9bn by 2050, an
increase of 2bn over the current total. Most of this increase
will occur in developing countries.
Because of this rapid expansion, a significant increase in