The world is set for a geopolitical struggle over food. With the acquisition of the iconic American pork producer Smithfield Foods, a Chinese company
Saudi Arabia’s once massive underground aquifer system is drying up due to years of overpumping. And California, in the midst of a drought, is heading
Classified U.S. cables between American diplomats show a mounting concern by global political and business leaders that water shortages could spark un
The meat industry is the only major source of greenhouse gases in the U.S. excluded from filing annual emission reports.
More than 500 North Carolinians say that their health and property values are hurt by nearby pig farms’ toxic manure lagoons and that the Chinese owners are making the situation worse by expanding the farms to export more pork.
A growing demand for milk and cheese in China has the potential to bring California’s beleaguered dairy industry back to life – and with it, renewed concern about its damaging effects on the environment. As China’s middle class grows, so does its penchant for dairy products such as milk, cheese and yogurt. U.S. government
As our collaborative series Food for 9 Billion wraps up, we find ourselves leaving the table to relish the nearly two-year look at the daunting task of feeding a world population of billions.
Food for 9 Billion has traveled the world in search people and places taking on the challenges of feeding the planet’s growing population. This week, PBS NewsHour will feature five of these stories.
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.
As the country strains to meet its growing food needs, consumers insist that the government not cut corners.