Gordon Conway, Green Revolutionary

As head of the Rockefeller Foundation, he's leading the search for more benign answers to world hunger

Thomas Malthus, it seems, was wrong. Lately, birth rates have been slowing around the world, even in developing nations. Incomes--until the latest Asian economic crisis--have been rising. And global food needs, thanks to meteoric gains in productivity over the past few decades, are generally being met. In the 20th century, technology has saved the day.

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