Jaydev Jana | The Daily Star
  • Jaydev Jana

    Jaydev Jana is a columnist at The Statesman. Courtesy: Asia News Network (ANN)

  • Food and the Planet

    Over the past century, the onset of industrial agriculture and the Green Revolution (more synthetic fertiliser, better pesticides, modern management techniques, better irrigation methods, and more productive cultivars) kept pace with the growing population and made a mockery of popular environmental books such as “The Population Bomb” (1968) by Paul Ehrlich that confidently predicted mass famine and death by the 1980s.