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Shortchanging ag research?

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Catherine Woteki, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientist, sees two powerful trends that both connect and conflict:

-- Global population and food needs are soaring, and the world will need to produce roughly as much food in the next 50 years as has been consumed since civilization began.

-- U.S. public sector spending on agricultural research is flat -- going backward, actually, when inflation is factored in.

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