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Expanding Dust Bowls Worsening Food Prospects in China and Africa

December 21st, 2012 | by Earth Policy Institute

When most people hear the term “dust bowl,” they think of the American heartland in the 1930s, when a homesteading wheat bonanza led to the plowing up of the Great Plains’ native grassland, culminating in the greatest environmental disaster in U.S. history. Unfortunately, this phenomenon isn't just relics of the past


Peak Meat: U.S. Meat Consumption Falling

March 7th, 2012 | by Earth Policy Institute

Americans are eating less beef, pork, and poultry, and that decline in meat consumption is good news for our health and the environment. Janet Larsen from the Earth Policy Institute lays out the details



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