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Biofuels could threaten food output

Plans by China and India to raise biofuels production from irrigated maize and sugarcane could aggravate water shortages and undermine food output, an international report said. The two countries, the most populous on the planet, might ease the projected water… read more

Beef industry the biggest climate changer!

Did you know? Cattle? There are currently 1.28 billion cattle populating the earth. Grazing? They graze on nearly 24 percent of the landmass of the planet and consume enough grain to feed hundreds of millions of people. Meat? Their combined… read more

Grain demand for car fuel threatens food supply

Now that the year’s grain harvest is safely in the bin, it is time to take stock and look ahead. This year’s harvest of 1,967 million tons is falling short of the estimated consumption of 2,040 million tons by some… read more

Where is the superfood? (The lesson)

About one billion people are starving to-day, nearly one in six! Because the human population is still growing and natural resources are depleted more and more, this number will only grow, more people will die of starvation – unless something… read more

Your food and the Himalayas (the lesson)

Not many people will immediately think of food problems when watching pictures of beautiful mountain landscapes of the Himalayas. The truth is that a big part of the human population (40%) depends on these mountains for their food supply. And… read more