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 …

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 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

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 …

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 …