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Study: Roads Expanding Fast Worldwide, Better Planning Needed to Aid Food Output

New roads long enough to girdle the Earth 600 times are expected to be built by 2050 and better planning is needed to protect the environment while also raising food production, a study showed on Wednesday. The study in the journal Nature showed that roads can aid farmers, especially in developing nations where food production is held back by a lack of access to markets or to fertilizers and other technologies. But too often, new roads slice through remaining wildernesses in the...

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