Risking a slow-motion food crisis, the world should copy Brazil, which reacted to its farm crisis with boldness, expanding production through science, not subsidies, says "The Economist". In four decades it has become "the first tropical agricultural giant and the first to challenge the dominance of the 'big five' food exporters (America, Canada, Australia, Argentina and the European Union)." Sustainability is often associated with small farms and organic practices, but Brazil’s progress links combines huge farms and GM crops. "Brazil represents a clear alternative to the growing belief that, in farming, small and organic are beautiful."