We Simply Can't Feed the World at Current Growth Rates

The past few months have been a stark reminder of how much of an affect mother nature can have on food production around the globe. Record droughts in California and similar shortages in Brazil have led to spikes in the price of many crops around the world. On top of higher prices, predictions for falling crop yields and rising demand in coming decades will put many countries under pressure to feed a growing population.

Regardless of your opinion on GMOs, drought tolerant seeds from companies like DuPont (NYSE: DD  ) , Monsanto (NYSE: MON  ) and Syngenta (NYSE: SYT  ) will be a necessary "evil" as time rolls on. All three have proved that drought tolerant corn seeds can produce equal or greater yields than traditional seeds in times of normal rainfall and far higher yields when mother nature fails to comply with crop needs. 

3 stocks to own for the rest of your life based on trends like agricultural needs
As every savvy investor knows, Warren Buffett didn't make billions by betting on half-baked stocks. He isolated his best few long-term trends, bet big, and rode them to riches, hardly ever selling. You deserve the same. That's why our CEO, legendary investor Tom Gardner, has permitted us to reveal The Motley Fool's 3 Stocks to Own Forever. These picks are free today! Just click here now to uncover the three companies we love. 

This segment is from Tuesday's edition of "Digging for Value," in which sector analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss energy and materials news with host Alison Southwick. The twice-weekly show can be viewed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It can also be found on Twitter, along with our extended coverage of the energy & materials sectors @TMFEnergy.


Read/Post Comments (1) | Recommend This Article (0)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

  • Report this Comment On March 26, 2014, at 10:25 AM, funfundvierzig wrote:

    In the meantime, DuPont Management along with their partner oil giant BP destroy 1.1 million tonnes of wheat a year to manufacture uneconomical biofuel in a huge factory in Hull, England. Such is the DuPlicitous DuPont, whose executives and PR tricksters counterfeit compassion in the media for hungry millions in Africa and elsewhere in the world.

    Are the starving toddlers with hideously swollen bellies in Sudan supposed to drink down DuPont biofuel made from bread or gnaw on DuPont's corn-made carpets or corn-made clothes (DuPont Sorona)?

    ...funfun..

Add your comment.

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 2890782, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 10/21/2014 10:16:39 PM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...


Advertisement