Even as the world’s population increases and an expanding global middle class demands more meat-intensive diets, climate change is altering conditions for agriculture. Scientists and policymakers are concerned about future food security.
PRINCETON, N.J.—China's rapid socioeconomic growth continues to tax national water resources – especially in the agricultural sector – due to increasing demands for food. And, because of the country's climate and geography, irrigation is now
We don't worry much about food, especially when it is plentiful and cheap. Only when prices rise do we we pay much attention to any potential problems with the food supply. In the United States food has been relatively cheap for decades—typically costing less than 10 percent of our income—so we often take it for granted.
There was a time when overseas acquisitions by Chinese food companies were known more for debacles than success. China Bright Food, the second largest food group of China, used to be known for a string of failed matrimonies – with Australian sugar maker CSR, UK's United Biscuits, and most publicly [...]
China’s agriculture ministry took umbrage with an essay detailing concerns that rising domestic pressures on food consumption could result in spiking food prices and political unrest as the country joins in on a global “scramble for food.”
Champions of Feed the Future highlighted the initiative’s successes on Monday at the start of a three-day forum examining the U.S.-led effort to tackle food security, during which participants raised the issue of obtaining continued support in light of a challenging domestic political situation.
Joshua Meltzer examines the World Trade Organization's role in increasing India's food security and argues that the recent election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi provides a key opportunity for the country to rationalize its agriculture subsidies.