A farmer reacts as he carries his tool through his field of ...
Jan 31st, 2012
(Reuters) - A farmer reacts as he carries his tool through his field of corn stalks in the dried-up bed of the Miyun reservoir in drought-stricken Zhuanghuyu, located 80 kilometres (50 miles) north of Beijing January 31, 2012. The world is running out of time to make sure there is enough food, water and energy to meet the needs of a rapidly growing population and to avoid sending up to 3 billion people into poverty, a U.N. report warned on Monday. It adds that by 2030, the world will need at least 50 percent more food, 45 percent more energy and 30 percent more water, according to U.N. estimates, at a time when a changing environment is creating new limits to supply. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT AGRICULTURE FOOD) -
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