Where is the starting point to create a plan for feeding nine billion people 40 years from now?

How Are We Going To Double Global Food Production Over The Next 40 Years? The Farm Gate, University of IllinoisDecember 22, 2010Stu EllisWith the US Census showing more than 308 million people, there is curiosity about how many people there are…

Biotechnology is crucial to the growth of food productivity and security

Farming the Future: GM Crops Recommended as Key Part of Obama's "Evergreen RevolutionScientific American postingA former Agriculture Department chief scientist weighs in on President Obama's U.S-India plan, arguing that biotechnology is crucial to the growth of food productivity and security…

What Everyone Needs to Know about the Economics and Politics of Food, and Even More

The Economics of Food: How Feeding and Fuelling the Planet Effects Food Prices.(Link to Amazon entry)Patrick Westhoff. FT Press ( Financial Times, Pearson Education Ltd), New Jersey 2010.ISBN – 10: 0 – 13 – 700610 – 1ISBN – 13: 978…

Soybean Association and 54 other organisations withdraw from biased Sustainable Standard Development Process

ASA Withdraws From Leonardo Academy's Sustainable Ag Standard Development ProcessPress Release -- ST. LOUIS, MO -- October 19, 2010 -- The American Soybean Association (ASA) today announced that it is withdrawing from the Leonardo Academy’s initiative to develop a sustainable…

EU World’s Biggest Net Importer of Agricultural Produce While Neglecting Critical Investment in Agricultural Research

The EU Ranks as the World's Biggest Net Importer of Agricultural Produce While Neglecting Critical Investment in Agricultural ResearchPress ReleaseBERLIN, October 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --- International Competition for Agricultural Production Land is Rising DramaticallyThe food situation in poor countries continues…

Amartya Sen’s entitlement thesis muddied by history of China’s great famine: Food for Arms

Cover of Frank Dikötter's bookSystematic genocide 25 September 2010Jasper Becker's review at The SpectatorThis book sheds light on many other aspects of the famine but its great importance is to remind us of why we need to revise our understanding of 20th-century…