Humanity is facing its toughest challenge. Every day, our planet wakes with 200,000 more mouths to feed. Every night, more than 870 million people go to bed hungry. The need to produce more food is already acute, and the world's land, water and energy resources are under unprecedented strain.
As world population increases and the percentage of land devoted to agriculture decreases it becomes vital to improve the productivity of the agricultural land. Companies like Syngenta strive to improve varieties of their crops to meet this need.