Dennis T. Avery

Food technology has made vital contributions to human nutrition since we first learned to make cheese, put yeast in bread, and brew beer.

Since 1950, food-related science and technology have helped the world meet another challenge—saving wild-lands. Science has been the key to tripling the food production from the land we were already cropping. The modern food system has saved more than 15 million square miles of forests (equal to the whole world’s forest area) from being cleared for low-yield fo…

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