IPS senior scholar Maude Barlow talks about and signs her new book on “Protecting Water and People and the Planet Forever.”
U.S. security agencies are increasingly interested in the potential for conflict over water. But Washington continues to fundamentally misunderstand the root of the problem.
Industrial agriculture advocates say organic farming cannot produce enough food for 7 billion people. A group of rice farmers in the Philippines is proving them wrong.
The idea of storing surplus grain in good times to guard against famine dates back at least as far as the Old Testament.
The rest of the world should learn from China’s approach to managing its wheat supplies.
Levying a tiny tax on financial transactions could help build a healthier and more stable future.
Skyrocketing input costs and skewed pricing policies are jeopardizing America’s independent dairy farmers.
Making food available for all without damaging the environment is one of the most important global challenges for the 21st century. The use of agricultural products in industrialized countries to make biofuels put at risk global food security. Land degradation, natural disasters related to climate change, declining water and energy resources are likely to have a negative impact on world food security.
The next U.S. administration needs to make the alleviation of global poverty a top priority.
Why North Korea was a global crisis canary.
The tragic Iraq War can serve as a guide to many policies to avoid.