So you’re a big Hollywood star and you have it all — heaps of money, a Beverly Hills mansion, and more Porsches than Jerry Seinfeld. What more could one want? A Ferris wheel? A helipad? Nope, a winery.
Although many countries choose to import food right now, the model showed that there are surprisingly few that could not maintain the same diet and still be food self-sufficient. "Today, 66 countries are not able to be self-sufficient due to water and/or land constraints," said Fader. This equates to 16% of the world's population depending on food imported from other countries.
The countries with the most reliance on imports were found in North Africa, the Middle East and Central America, with over half the population depending on imported food in many of these locations. Outside those locations many countries could become food self-sufficient if they chose to.
But roll the clock forward to 2050 and population pressure paints a very different picture.
Vast swathes of the global map are coloured red and orange, highlighting those countries that would have to maximize food production – by improving agricultural productivity, and expanding cropland, for example – in order to feed their population. The figures suggest that over half the world's population could depend on imported food by 2050.
Plusieurs chefs français ont lancé le label "restaurant de qualité" pour séparer les vrais cuisiniers des simples "assembleurs". Une initiative qui laisse perplexe quant à sa nécessité dans le pays censé incarner la gastronomie.
The biotech industry is working to prevent mandatory labeling for foods with genetically engineered contents...
The biotech industry, led by Monsanto, will soon descend on the state of Washington to try its best to defeat I-522, a citizens’ ballot initiative to require mandatory labeling of foods that contain genetically engineered (GE) ingredients. Voters should prepare themselves for an onslaught of discredited talking points, nonsensical red herrings, and outright lies designed to convince voters that they shouldn’t have the right to know what’s in the food they eat http://www.salon.com/2013/04/23/monsanto_doesnt_want_you_to_know_what_youre_eating_partner/
Corporations relying on cheap land and labor are ruining human lives and the natural world, says campaign
The world's largest food and beverage companies may be profitable, but according to Oxfam International their practices are helping to destroy not only the natural resources that support a global food system but the lives of the people they depend on most: their employees and their customers....
In a new effort called Behind the Brand, part of their ongoing GROW campaign to fix the broken food system, Oxfam has singled out the ten largest food processing companies—Associated British Foods (ABF), Coca Cola, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Mars, Mondelez, Nestlé, Pepsico and Unilever—to make a singular statement about the failure of these behemoths to fulfill their social and environmental responsibilities.
According to Oxfam, these “Big 10”—that together generate $1 billion-a-day in profit—are failing millions of people in developing countries who supply land, labor, water and commodities needed to make their products.