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Full planet, empty plates : the new geopolitics of food scarcity

Author: Lester R Brown
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Explores the geopolitics of food scarcity. Presents an effort to raise public understanding of the challenges of food shortage and be an inspiration to action.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lester R Brown
ISBN: 9780393088915 039308891X 9780393344158 0393344150
OCLC Number: 783160243
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 144 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Food: the weak link --
The ecology of population growth --
Moving up the food chain --
Food or fuel? --
Eroding soils darkening our future --
Peak water and food scarcity --
Grain yields starting to plateau --
Rising temperatures, rising food prices --
China and the soybean challenge --
The global land rush --
Can we prevent a food breakdown?
Responsibility: Lester R. Brown, Earth Policy Institute.

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With food supplies tightening, countries are competing for the land and water resources needed to feed their people.  Read more...

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