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10 Things to Know About Food on World Food Day

October 16th, 2013 | by Earth Policy Institute

Today is World Food Day. It offers the opportunity to strengthen national and international solidarity in the fight to end hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. With falling water tables, eroding soils, and rising temperatures making it difficult to feed growing populations, control of arable land and water resources is moving to center stage in the global struggle for food security


World Population Day: Let’s Celebrate?

July 11th, 2013 | by Guest Author

On World Population Day, Population Connection president John Seager offers ideas on how we can turn this event from a day meant to raise concern to one for celebration


Cultivating a Better Food System in 2013

December 20th, 2012 | by Guest Author

Danielle Nierenberg and Ellen Gustafson, founders of new organization The Food Tank, share their ideas for improving the global food system in 2013 and beyond


Full Planet, Empty Plates: Quick Facts

November 7th, 2012 | by Earth Policy Institute

With falling water tables, eroding soils, and rising temperatures making it difficult to feed growing populations, control of arable land and water resources is moving to center stage in the global struggle for food security. What will the geopolitics of food look like in a new era dominated by scarcity and food nationalism? Here are a few of the many facts from Full Planet, Empty Plates


The New Global Food Crisis: Lester Brown's Full Planet, Empty Plates

November 5th, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

The phrase "global food crisis" may strike us in the developed world as a bit overblown. But in his new book Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity, Lester R. Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Institute, aptly demonstrates that our current food security situation is anything but normal... and could even represent the "weak link" to maintaining the standard of living to which we've become accustomed


Redefining Security for the 21st Century

May 31st, 2012 | by Earth Policy Institute

The situation in which we find ourselves pushes us to redefine security in twenty-first century terms. The time when military forces were the prime threat to security has faded into the past. The threats now are climate volatility, spreading water shortages, continuing population growth, spreading hunger, and failing states. The challenge is to devise new fiscal priorities that match these new security threats



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