Published on Tuesday, November 3rd, 02009 by Kirk Citron
The Long News: stories that might still matter fifty, or a hundred, or ten thousand years from now.
There may be more than nine billion humans by 2050, which begs the question: how will they all get fed? Particularly when you consider that we’re having trouble feeding the six billion who are already here.
Some recent news stories about food:
3. It’s not just the developing world that’s at risk:
Britain will starve without GM crops, says major report
US crop yields could wilt in heat
Methane’s impact on global warming far higher than previously thought
5. We truly are what we eat:
Rats on a junk food diet behave like drug addicts
Mediterranean diet associated with reduced risk of depression
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