Food for Mankind

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

Growing food in the city 2

There are a lot of problems with our existing food production system. Consider: the average mouthful of food of Americans has travelled 1,500 miles before reaching our plate, losing nutrition and flavour while consuming an incredible amount of energy. The… read more

Growing food in the city

An example of people in a big city reducing their footprint, making the climate more comfortable and getting cheap and healthy food. This is possible in many places. In Havana they have already much experience: A project from Havana, Cuba… read more