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The most recent versions of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals include cutting global food waste in half by 2030. Can we do this?
Food waste in India and Pakistan is greater than you might expect, and new organization Robin Hood Army moves edible food from restaurants to hungry people.
These five social media campaigns, complete with hashtags, focus on building awareness of food waste, hunger, & ideas for reusing edible leftovers.
Students at the University of Kentucky volunteer with Campus Kitchen, an organization dedicated to recycling food waste into meals for the hungry.
Though I’ve never been a hunter, and haven’t fished in decades, I’ve often thought (and occasionally said) that those of us in the environmental movement should reach out to sportsmen and women more than we do. While some of us take issue with the act of hunting, and still others of us just don’t want […]
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.
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.
The world is in transition from an era of food abundance to one of scarcity. Learn more about this frightening transition in chapter one of Lester Brown’s Full Planet, Empty Plates.
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.
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 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.
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.