Opinion

US-Mexico sugar deal means higher prices for consumers

by Washington Post December 9, 2014

GASOLINE PRICES in the United States are a perennial source of ambivalence, or at least they should be. When they’re up, motorists suffer but the environment benefits, because people conserve. Falling prices boost economic growth — but people drive more and carbon emissions rise. ...

World Food Program’s struggle to feed millions

by New York Times December 2, 2014

If the term “international community” is to have any meaning, it should denote the shared responsibility of all nations to assist people forced to flee their countries and lose their livelihood through no fault of their own. ...

On the national Day of Maize in Mexico, protecting the sacred plant

by Adelita San Vicente Tello Other Worlds are Possible November 11, 2014

Adelita San Vicente Tello speaking at local celebration of Mexico's first National Holiday of Native and Creole Seeds. Photo courtesy of Adelita San Vicente Tello. ...

Think we can’t end global malnutrition by 2035? Think again

by Lawrence Haddad Huffington Post November 11, 2014

There is a public health crisis that is threatening the health and lives of men, women and children across our planet at an alarming rate, and the richest nations are affected as well as the poorest. And the sad truth is that many nations in the world have not made addressing the crisis a high enough priority to successfully combat it. ...

Don’t ask how to feed the 9 billion

by Mark Bittman New York Times November 11, 2014

At dinner with a friend the other night, I mentioned that I was giving a talk this week debunking the idea that we need to grow more food on a large scale so we can “feed the nine billion” — the anticipated global population by 2050. ...

How a national food policy could save millions of American lives. The food system and the diet it’s created have caused incalculable damage to the health of our people and our land, water and air.

by Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan, Ricardo Salvador and Oliver De Schutter Washington Post November 9, 2014

Mark Bittman, an opinion columnist and food writer for the New York Times, is the author of “How to Cook Everything Fast.” Michael Pollan, who teaches journalism at the University of California at Berkeley, is the author of “The Omnivore’s Dilemma.” ...

The two words that scare the World Bank: human rights

by Philip Alston Washington Post November 7, 2014

Does it matter that the lead source of funding for, and thinking about, world development won’t go near human rights with a 10-foot pole? ...

How to eat for the climate

by Jeff McMahon Forbes October 27, 2014

Consumers have unrealized power to steer the close marriage between agriculture and the climate toward healthier outcomes, according to food-policy activists at the Green Festival in Chicago Saturday. ...

Who’s serious about global food security?

by Gary Thornton WATTAgNet.com October 23, 2014

Can a stable and reliable international food trade system that is resistant to political manipulation be created? The keynote speaker at the Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit said the future depends on it. ...

Cuba’s impressive role on Ebola

by New York Times October 19, 2014

Cuba is an impoverished island that remains largely cut off from the world and lies about 4,500 miles from the West African nations where Ebola is spreading at an alarming rate. ...

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