We know that there’s a potential food crisis on the horizon, but what factors are most important when it comes to our food future? Lester R. Brown weighs in.
You’ve heard of peak oil, but we’re also facing an even scarier scenario. When we reach peak water, we’re looking at a devastating food and water crisis.
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.