Extreme hunger is tearing apart Venezuela. We sent a team there to document the conditions that sent a million people into the streets to protest President Nicolás Maduro.
Food for 9 Billion
Exploring the challenge of keeping ourselves fed
at a time of rapid social and environmental change
We’re running out of water, and the world’s powers are very worried
Classified U.S. cables between American diplomats show a mounting concern by global political and business leaders that water shortages could spark un
US gives meat producers a pass on climate change emissions
The meat industry is the only major source of greenhouse gases in the U.S. excluded from filing annual emission reports.
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What California can learn from Saudi Arabia’s water mystery
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
Toxic manure lagoons stir battle over Chinese-owned pigs in the US
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.
How China purchased a prime cut of America’s pork industry
The world is set for a geopolitical struggle over food. With the acquisition of the iconic American pork producer Smithfield Foods, a Chinese company
California looks to milk China’s growing dairy demand
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 data […]
Billions of mouths to feed: 5 challenges the planet faces
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 takes a weeklong look at feeding the planet
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.
Exhibition shows how what we eat connects us to the world
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.