Earth Policy Release – China’s Rising Soybean Consumption Reshaping Western Agriculture

China’s Rising Soybean Consumption Reshaping Western Agriculture  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/data_highlights/2013/highlights34 Earth Policy Release Data Highlight January 8, 2013 Global demand for soybeans has soared in recent decades, with China leading the race. Nearly 60 percent of all soybeans entering international trade today go to China, making it far and …

Water Shortages Threaten Food Future in the Arab Middle East

Water Shortages Threaten Food Future in the Arab Middle East* www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2011/update95 By Lester R. Brown Earth Policy Release Plan B Update May 3, 2011 Long after the political uprisings in the Middle East have subsided, many underlying challenges that are not now in the news will remain. Prominent among these …