Browsing the "feeding the world" Tag

Feeding the World: The Story of Soy

November 7th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

Our taste for soybeans is devastating ecosystems and farmers are having a tough time meeting demand. What's going on here? The bulk of our soy consumption isn't in the form of tofu, tempeh, or edamame. People worldwide eat millions of pounds of "invisible soy" each year, because soy has become a staple in animal feed. If we're really interested in feeding the world, maybe we need to rethink the way that we are using our soybean crops


Nestlé Exec Says GMOs Aren’t Necessary to Feed the World

September 4th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

We don't have much love for giant food corporation Nestlé around here. From promoting formula over breast milk in developing countries to infringing on water rights, Nestlé doesn't exactly scream sustainability. That's why it was pretty shocking to read that Hans Jöhr, corporate head of sustainable agriculture at Nestlé said that we don't need GMOs to feed the world


UN: More Sustainable Farming Needed to Feed the World

June 13th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) proclaimed today that we need to switch from the intensive farming practices of the past half-century to more sustainable agricultural practices if we want to feed the world in



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