Study shows farms on decline, posing risks to future food supply

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Scripps News reported, "New research suggests the number of farms around the world could fall from about 616 million in 2020 to just 272 million by the end of the century.

"The most striking finding that comes out of this work is that globally…we'll see a tipping point from farm creation to farm consolidation," said Zia Mehrabi, an assistant professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder and author of the study.

"His research found the number of farms will decline from 616 million in 2020 to 272 million in 2100.

"'As the economy grows, we see farms getting larger and fewer," he said."

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