How could you influence the global food crisis as President for a day? Action Aid, a global non-profit determined to end poverty, wants you to find out.
A 2010 study from researchers at the Southern Oregon University and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife showed definitively that the climate in wine grape growing regions of the Western United States has been getting warmer.
A new study predicts that wheat yields will fall by as much as 30 percent by 2050 because of climate change.
Just like with coffee and chocolate crops, climate change is affecting plants all over the world. As global temperatures rise, growing regions are changing, and for the maple syrup industry in the northeast United States that could spell disaster.
I’ve written about the link between food security (or insecurity) and climate change several times here on Eat Drink Better this year, and others have as well. Here are 11 [ … ]
It’s long been understood that precipitation changes from global warming (i.e. droughts and floods) pose major crop problems. However, what has not been so widely discussed up to now is how much heat, itself, could cause considerable crop problems. Crops scientists are now finding, though, that this is a major problem.. already.
Jeannie wrote about peanut butter becoming more scarce a couple months ago. As she noted at the time, incredible U.S. drought was the cause of this. These are just some of the effects of global warming that we have been warned about for decades, of course.
Now, with scarcity, prices rise. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that several major peanut butter brands are raising prices, considerably.
Just last week, Rachel talked about new research showing that chocolate lowers stroke risk in women, and that’s just one of the health benefits of chocolate. On top of this, research has shown that chocolate is delicious. Unfortunately, just like coffee crops, global warming is threatening the world’s chocolate supply.
Beginning at 8pm this evening, Al Gore and 23 other speakers will be discussing climate change and dispelling false claims made by its deniers. You can watch it live right here.
Wait…what does climate change have to do with food? Everything.
Today, Nourishing the Planet takes a look at five varieties of tree that you have likely never heard of, but that are helping to alleviate hunger and poverty and protect the environment.
Once again, and my to do list is full of a whole range of food-related stories from across the Important Media Network and across the web that I wanted to share with you.
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.
The tremendous drought in Texas and the Southwest that I wrote about in early April continues on (almost 50% of Texas is experience “exceptional” drought now, the highest level of drought — “unprecedented” according to experts). Furthermore, it has expanded and is affecting even more important U.S. farming areas.