Browsing the "poverty" Tag

Baby Busts and Ponzi Demography: The Costs of Population Growth

March 21st, 2013 | by Guest Author

Worried about the "baby bust" under discussion in some media outlets? John Seager of Population Connection argues that there's no shortage of people in the developed world (nor will there be), and that the "Ponzi demography" represented by such thinking is unsustainable


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


By the Numbers – Data Highlights from Full Planet, Empty Plates

October 17th, 2012 | by Earth Policy Institute

More than 150 data sets accompany Lester R. Brown’s latest book, Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity. These tables and graphs help to explain the precarious situation in which humanity finds itself, as the world leaves an era of food surpluses and enters one of food scarcity. Here are some highlights from the collection



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