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The struggle to feed the world has created frustration with its failure to feed the ones who are hungry, especially since we live in a time when food production is at its highest.

Government and big industries have been trying to make factory farming and GMOs the answer to world hunger. But as time goes on, the futility and damage from these efforts becomes painfully clear.

According to the Worldwatch Institute's State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, it's time for big farms and engineered foods to step aside, and give way to small-scale farming.

Instead of depending on large scale crop production, there should be a focus on diversity of seeds, growing food in smaller spaces, and encouraging native food production. This would put the power to feed oneself back into the hands of communities. By furthering education, and working with the local environment, communities around the world would be able to achieve their own food production instead of relying on continued outside assistance.

State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet