For over half of the last decade, the world has consumed more food than it has produced. What happens when the world consumes more food than it produces? Well, it must … [Read full article]
There are many causes that could create a global crisis, from food shortages to financial shortfalls to the effects of global warming and climate change. But the biggest concern is … [Read full article]
Today is Blog Action Day, and the topic this year is Food. I could write yet another article packed full of statistics on:
– our current and growing food crisis.
– the important link between global warming and food insecurity, or climate change and food safety.
– the important link between peak oil and rising food prices (and starvation and political unrest and so on).
– the horrors of factory farming (and its relationship to climate change).
Or, I could write on simple ways you can green your food.
But, for some reason, I don’t feel enthusiastic about delving into those topics today. Maybe it is due to the global consciousness focusing more on this issue today. Maybe it is due to the overwhelming sadness that comes with thinking about all those starving children and adults around the world.
The fact of the matter is: people die every day because they don’t have enough food…
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I included the video above in last week’s global weirding news roundup, in addition to Joe Romm’s recent article on how extreme weather events are contributing to rising, record food … [Read full article]
A recent article in NZ Herald News discusses the looming food crisis and how it might become the world’s biggest problem in the decades to come. “If the world doesn’t … [Read full article]
http://vimeo.com/13301985 Important activist opportunity to help make a film about Haiti that goes deep into the country’s history, culture, and food insecurity issues. Haiti was on people’s map after the … [Read full article]
Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant and author Michael Pollan agree to disagree over the world’s food crisis…kinda. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/I9I1IkbcHNE&hl=en&fs=1] In an unlikely pairing, both Michael Pollan and Monsanto’s CEO Hugh Grant sat … [Read full article]