Plant Science Post

How to Preserve 500 Million Hectares of Land

June 4, 2015
Climate Change

To keep up with global food demand, farmers are working to produce more food on existing farmland rather than cultivate wild habitats. Without the help of crop protection products and biotech crops, we would have needed to cultivate an extra 506 million hectares of land for farming since 1975 – that’s half the size of Australia! Check out our animated GIFs to see how:

1. Global wheat yields up 111% since 1975, saving 223 million hectares of land from cultivation!

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2. Global rice yields up 76% since 1975, saving 120 million hectares of land from cultivation!

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3. Global corn yields up 92% since 1975, saving 163 million hectares of land from cultivation!

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