Petroleum-rich Qatar has welcomed innovators seeking solutions to the challenges facing desert areas worldwide – from renewable energy to fresh water to food production. One of the most ambitious experiments is the Sahara Forest Project, which looks to transform seawater, sunlight and carbon dioxide into fresh water, vegetables, trees, electricity, salt, biofuel and animal feed. […]
A show at New York’s American Museum of Natural History looks at how our food system got to be the way it is and considers where it might be headed.
Chefs Spike Gjerde and Ben Lambert created a main course with blue hubbard squash for their climate-friendly meal. Gjerde says the menu at Woodberry Kitchen, his popular Baltimore restaurant, can change several times a day, depending on what’s available. Jon Miller/Homelands Productions There are more than 7 billion people living on this planet right now – […]
Twentieth-century agriculture was built on cheap oil. Maybe it’s time for an information-age rethink.
The global obesity crisis is gradually pushing its way into the public’s consciousness. Our response is still a work in progress.
A woman shops for her family at a weekly outdoor market in Chania, on the Greek island of Crete. Fresh produce is readily available, but it tends to be more expensive than processed food.Jon Miller/Homelands Productions TRANSCRIPT: Introduction: Almost exactly one year ago, the world population hit 7 billion. It looks like we can expect […]
The 2012 Global Hunger Index reports impressive improvements but warns of troubles ahead.
The supermarket revolution is sweeping across Africa, transforming everything from the way people eat to the crops farmers grow. Is this good news for the continent’s poor?
The director of the WorldFish Center says big producers – and big fish – need not dominate.