Earth Policy Institute: Can the World Feed China?

Can the World Feed China?  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2014/update121 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update February 25, 2014 Overnight, china had a grain surplus and was exporting 10 million tons. What caused this dramatic shift? It wasn’t until 20 years ago, after I wrote an article entitled “Who Will Feed …

Earth Policy Release – Eroding Soils Darkening Our Future

Chapter 5. Eroding Soils Darkening Our Future  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch5   Over the next several weeks, we will be releasing Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity by Lester R. Brown in installments. Look for a new chapter about every other week. Supporting data, videos, and …

Earth Policy Release – Full Planet, Empty Plates Chapter One

We also draw attention to the role of speculative long positions in commodity futures by institutional investors as tracked by the New England  Complex Systems Institute www.necsi.edu – Hazel Henderson ,Editor in Chief Chapter 1. Food: The Weak Link  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch1 Earth Policy Release Full Planet, Empty Plates April 9, 2013 …

Earth Policy Release – New Era of Food Scarcity Echoes Collapsed Civilizations

New Era of Food Scarcity Echoes Collapsed Civilizations  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/book_bytes/2013/fpepch1 Earth Policy Release Book Byte February 7, 2013 The world is in transition from an era of food abundance to one of scarcity. Over the last decade, world grain reserves have fallen by one third. World food prices …