December 2011 Archives

Seven Billion and Counting

On October 31, the seven billionth human being was born, raising the most compelling question facing humanity today: how can we feed the world's people without destroying Earth's fragile life support systems? Nearly a billion people currently lack adequate access to food and suffer from chronic hunger. As the world's population continues to grow, we must address three problems simultaneously: prevent famine, increase global food production, and reduce the environmental impacts of agriculture.

On December 1st, join noted ecologist and climatologist Jonathan Foley as he reveals the key ingredients needed to create a recipe for globally sustainable agriculture.

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