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Despite modern crop protection practices, estimates indicate that around 40% of the world’s harvest is still lost to pests, weeds and diseases. So far, with the help of advances in agricultural technologies, the world’s total food supply has largely been able to keep pace with global demand. But with the world’s population expected to increase to 8 billion by 2025 (source: United Nations Population Fund), the limited farmland we have will be put under even greater pressure to increase productivity. Additionally, consumers are demanding higher quality, more nutritious food. Given these challenges, we need to explore all of the possible solutions available to us.