In many parts of the world, agriculture has been marked by increased productivity. And yet, that alone has not been enough to eradicate hunger globally.
There's also been a backlash against the external environmental impact of conventional agriculture, leading to powerful movements in favor of organic and sustainable farming.
The Czech Agriculture Minister has called for pressure to be kept up on the European Commission to resolve the problem of dual-quality food. People in the former Eastern bloc have long complained that food sold in their countries is of inferior quality to identical products sold further west. Governments in the region are now upping the pressure on the EU to do something. Rob Cameron reports.
Beef is the main driving force behind tropical deforestation - and soy, which is in most animal feed, is the second biggest factor. More than half of Brazil's cerrado has already disappeared due to large-scale soy farming. What can be done to stop the devastation?