Okay, here's the deal, you can either eat or have electricity, you can't have both. Not much of a deal for the majority of us used to having an abundance of both. But that's exactly what's being predicted for the world's population in a mere ten years. Why? Because the largest common denominator in electricity production and food production is water, and water is quickly becoming a scarce natural commodity. That's why the biggest priority with ag researchers and scientists right now is to come up with plants that need less water; whether that be through developing environmentally friendly sprays, conventional plant breeding or biotechnology. Unbeknownst to most consumers the majority of farmers make their planting decisions on crop water usage, not on which crops have the most financial gain. Work being done by the agricultural scientific community to combat the global water shortage through the creation of drought resistant crops should be applauded and supported. Their efforts could very well redefine the economics of farming by reducing crops' need for water in a world with an ever diminishing supply.