‘Full Planet, Empty Plates’
In Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity, Lester Brown says the world’s food supply is tightening, and the reasons are many. People in developing countries are eating more meat, a grain-intensive food; farmers are overpumping, causing water tables to fall; and crop yields have plateaued, despite technological advances. Read an excerpt here.
Lester R. Brown is President of Earth Policy Institute and author of Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity.