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Environment Daily quotes a UN report issued today saying that population growth and water stress were driving the earth to a food and environmental crunch that only better farming techniques and smarter use of the ecosystem would avert. The 35-page assessment, compiled by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), says the global population was expected to rise from seven billion in 2011 to at least nine billion by 2050, boosting demands for water that were already extreme in many countries and set to worsen through global warming.

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