Will we be able to feed the world in the coming decades? This is, obviously, the billion-dollar question. Not only do all the authors of this book ponder it in their own personal quest to uncover bits and pieces of the answer, but likely you have entertained it many times as you’ve flipped through these pages. Of course, we’re not the only ones who would like to know the answer. Other researchers, world leaders, policy makers, and concerned residents of Earth are mulling over this tricky question as well.