National Geographic : 2009 Jun
WE'VE BEEN CONSUMING MORE FOOD THAN FARMERS HAVE BEEN PRODUCING FOR MOST OF THE PAST DECADE. WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO GROW MORE? BRAZIL A mountain of soybeans rises in the hold of a cargo ship bound for China, where they will be crushed for cooking oil and animal feed. Though China has managed to meet most of the food needs of its growing popula- tion, its imports of soybeans have soared.