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Nov 12, 2018

There have been various warnings of a global food crisis for almost 10 years. In fact, many believe that by 2050, worldwide production of food will have to increase by 70 percent. However, one expert feels that is not accurate, and that the food crisis could arrive as soon as 2027. 

Guest: Sara Menker, founder and CEO of Gro Intelligence, a company that pulls and consolidates data from around the world as it pertains to agriculture. She is also a trustee of the Mandela Institute for Development Studies and a trustee of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture.

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