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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


New York Times, Oxfam, & Others Pick Up the Climate Change–Food Insecurity Story

June 7th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

You may be getting tired of my stories on climate change and food, but I think this is a critical topic already significantly affecting the lives of tens of millions of people (or more) that will become increasingly important in the years to come (if we don't do something to address climate change NOW). I'm not the only one trying to draw a little more attention to this critical topic, but not many big media agencies have been doing so (yet). This weekend, though, the New York Times published an above-the-fold, 4000-word, front-page story on the matter! The title: A Warming Planet Struggles to Feed Itself



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