Earth Policy Release – Full Planet, Empty Plates: Quick Facts

Ethical Markets Trendspotting

We at Ethical Markets also highlight the role of speculation in commodity futures, even by pension funds, as causing the rising food prices, now verified by the models  of the New England Complexity Science Institute (NECSI ),  Hazel Henderson, Editor www.earth-policy.org/press_room/C68/fpep_quickfacts Earth Policy Release November 7, 2012 With falling water …

Earth Policy Release – World in Serious Trouble on Food Front

Ethical Markets Earth Systems Science

Lester R. Brown http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2012/update104 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update July 24, 2012 In the early spring of 2012, U.S. farmers were on their way to planting some 96 million acres in corn, the most in 75 years. A warm early spring got the crop off to a great start. …

World One Poor Harvest Away From Chaos

kristy Trendspotting, Earth Systems Science

Article from Earth Policy www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2011/update91 By Lester R. Brown Earth Policy Release Plan B Update February 15, 2011 Today there are three sources of growing demand for food: population growth; rising affluence and the associated jump in meat, milk, and egg consumption; and the use of grain to produce fuel …