Browsing the "united nations" Tag

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


Food Prices Rising Fast in U.S., More to Come?

March 21st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

I wrote last week that we should probably cover the link between food and broader issues a little more here on Eat Drink Better. With a nudge from our site director, Becky Striepe, and network founder/publisher, David Anderson, I've decided to cover the complicated but important topic of rising food prices today. The LA Times had a decent piece on this topic recently that included a number of interesting food statistics. What of the following did you know


Global Food Supply Issues & Chance of Food Riots

January 24th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

These days, living in a global village of sorts, we can easily take for granted the wide variety of foods we have access to and relatively low food prices. However, as the United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog (USAFLPB) notes, global food supply may be approaching its limit, we are currently seeing considerable price increases, and we could see much more in the future



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