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Fed Up with Our Dysfunctional Food System

April 13, 2014 by Peter Lehner

Dysfunctional Food System

Americans consume more processed and packaged food than just about anyone else in the world. Processed foods, many of which contain added sugar, preservatives, and chemical additives, are hard-wired into our food system, and make up the majority of the American diet.[read more]

Thought for Food: How to Change Wasteful Habits

November 30, 2013 by Katie Mandes

Take a moment to absorb this shocking statistic: 34 million tons of food in the United States is thrown away every year. Reducing U.S. food waste by just 15 percent would help feed an estimated 25 million Americans, or roughly half of those who don't have access to enough food.[read more]

What is a Low Carbon Food? [VIDEO]

September 28, 2013 by Lindsay Wilson
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Low Carbon Foods

Food production, from the growth and harvesting of food all the way to it's transportation and consumption, results in a huge volume of greenhouse gases, but these vary greatly between foods. This video looks at what a low carbon food is.[read more]

Global Food Waste Explained, with Five Tomatoes [VIDEO]

September 19, 2013 by Lindsay Wilson

Global Food Waste

Food has a huge environmental footprint: 24% of greenhouse gas emissions, 40% of land use, 70% of water use and 75% of deforestation. The world produces enough calories to feed 14 billion people, but 800 million go hungry, and Food waste contributes to this problem.[read more]

Population Growth: Malthus Rolls Over

July 7, 2013 by Sieren Ernst
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Oxford Computer Science Professor Steven Emmott published an excerpt of his book, 'Ten Billion.' His excerpt breaks all of the rules about communication on environmental issues. It uniformly grim and offers no solutions.[read more]

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Busting Big Oil Myths on the RFS and Ethanol, Part II: Food Prices

May 30, 2013 by Geoff Cooper
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ethanol production vs. food prices

Part II in a series of Big Oil myth-busters on the RFS and ethanol, this post takes aim at another oft-repeated fable: the old “food versus fuel” canard. The facts demonstrate the absurdity of these claims.[read more]

Feeding Earth's Billions in the 2050 Sauna (Part I)

December 21, 2011 by Barry Brook
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During the past few years, all the world’s major science journals have had a steady stream of papers on the challenge of feeding 9 to 10 billion people on a warming planet in 2050. They have been joined by reports from bodies with varying prestige and influence like International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), The World Bank and the Royal Society. CSIRO has a long history of interest in the issue and even billionaire packager Anthony Pratt is getting in on the act telling Australia that since it can produce food for 200 million people, it has a responsibility to do so.[read more]

Ethanol Dominoes continue to fall

January 4, 2008 by Tim Haab

More dire predicitions as a result of bad energy policies.  From the Financial Post: A new crisis is emerging, a global food catastrophe that will reach further and be more crippling than anything the world has ever seen. The credit crunch and the reverberations of soaring oil prices around the world will pale in comparison to what...[read more]