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Bicycle Share Fact Sheet

May 14th, 2014 | by Earth Policy Institute

The prevalence of bicycles in a community is an indicator of our ability to provide affordable transportation, lower traffic congestion, reduce air pollution, increase mobility, and provide exercise to the world’s growing population.


Can the World Feed China?

February 25th, 2014 | by Earth Policy Institute

By Lester R. Brown Overnight, China has become a leading world grain importer, set to buy a staggering 22 million


Full Planet, Empty Plates, Chapter 3. Moving Up the Food Chain

November 25th, 2013 | by Earth Policy Institute

For most of the time that human beings have walked the earth, we lived as hunter-gatherers. The share of the human diet that came from hunting versus gathering varied with geographic location, hunting skills, and the season of the year. During the northern hemisphere winter, for instance, when there was little food to gather, people there depended heavily on hunting for survival. Our long history as hunter-gatherers left us with an appetite for animal protein that continues to shape diets today


Farmed Fish Production Overtakes Beef

June 13th, 2013 | by Earth Policy Institute

The world quietly reached a milestone in the evolution of the human diet in 2011. For the first time in modern history, world farmed fish production topped beef production. The gap widened in 2012, with output from fish farming—also called aquaculture—reaching a record 66 million tons, compared with production of beef at 63 million tons. And 2013 may well be the first year that people eat more fish raised on farms than caught in the wild.



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