Four stats about land and food

The area of land required to produce a given quantity of food is now just a third of what it was in 1960, thanks to technology.

It is estimated that we will need less land — by an area bigger than India — to feed the nine billion people of 2050 than we need to feed seven billion today.

In Japan, a single robot-operated shed harvests more lettuces a day (30,000), grown under LED lights without pesticides and with minimal use of water and power, than a lettuce farm of 300 acres normally produces.

Less than 2.5 per cent of England and just 1 per cent of Britain is built on

Source: Brexit will boost our green and pleasant land | Comment | The Times & The Sunday Times

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