WHO WILL FEED CHINA?

WHO WILL FEED CHINA? www.earth-policy.org/blog/who_will_feed_china Earth Policy Release September 24, 2014 Twenty years ago, Lester Brown published an article in World Watch magazine entitled “Who Will Feed China?” A year later, he followed with a book of the same name. The article and book generated an enormous outcry from China …

Water Resources Fact Sheet: Water scarcity may be the most underrated resource issue the world is facing today.

Water Resources Fact Sheet Earth Policy Release July 30, 2014 Water scarcity may be the most underrated resource issue the world is facing today. Seventy percent of world fresh water use is for irrigation. Each day we drink nearly 4 liters of water, but it takes some 2,000 liters of …

Earth Policy Institute: Fisheries and Aquaculture Fact Sheet

  Fisheries and Aquaculture Fact Sheet Earth Policy Release March 27, 2014 The world fish catch is a measure of the productivity and health of the oceanic ecosystem that covers 70 percent of the earth’s surface. The extent to which world demand for seafood is outrunning the sustainable yield of …

India’s dangerous ‘food bubble’

  India’s dangerous ‘food bubble’  Lester R. Brown http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2013/update119 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update December 4, 2013 india is now the world’s third-largest grain producer after china and the united states. The adoption of higher-yielding crop varieties and the spread of irrigation have led to this remarkable tripling of …

Earth Policy Institute: Moving Up the Food Chain

Moving Up the Food Chain  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch3 Earth Policy Release Full Planet, empty plates November 25, 2013 For most of the time that human beings have walked the earth, we lived as hunter-gatherers. The share of the human diet that came from hunting versus gathering varied with geographic …

Earth Policy Institute: Moving Up the Food Chain

  Moving Up the Food Chain  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch3 Earth Policy Release Full Planet, empty plates November 25, 2013 For most of the time that human beings have walked the earth, we lived as hunter-gatherers. The share of the human diet that came from hunting versus gathering varied with …

Earth Policy Release – China and the Soybean Challenge

  China and the Soybean Challenge  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch9 Earth Policy Release Full Planet, empty plates November 6, 2013 Some 3,000 years ago, farmers in eastern china domesticated the soybean. In 1765, the first soybeans arrived in North America, but they did not soon catch on as a crop. …

Earth Policy Institute: U.S. Bike-Sharing Fleet More than Doubles in 2013

U.S. Bike-Sharing Fleet More than Doubles in 2013  Janet Larsen www.earth-policy.org/data_highlights/2013/highlights40 Earth Policy Release Data Highlight August 28, 2013 The opening of the San Francisco Bay Area bike share on August 29, 2013, brings the combined fleet of shared bikes in the United States above 18,000, more than a doubling since …

Earth Policy Release – Full Planet, Empty Plates Chapter Two

Chapter 2. The Ecology of Population Growth  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch2 Earth Policy Release Full Planet, Empty Plates May 9, 2013