Earth Policy Release — Improving Food Security by Strategically Reducing Grain Demand

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By Lester R. Brown Earth Policy Release Plan B 4.0 Book Byte November 9, 2010 www.earth-policy.org/book_bytes/2010/pb4ch09_ss6 After several decades of rapid rise in world grain yields, it is now becoming more difficult to raise land productivity fast enough to keep up with the demands of a growing, increasingly affluent, population. …

World Carryover Grain Stocks Fall to 72 Days of Consumption

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World Carryover Grain Stocks Fall to 72 Days of Consumption Uncomfortably Close to Level Prior to 2007-08 Food Price Spike www.earthpolicy.org/index.php?/press_room/C68/2010_pressrelease1/ Earth Policy Release August 12, 2010 Estimates for this year’s global grain carryover stocks have fallen to 444 million tons, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s August 12th …