1. "I think more and more people are beginning to realize that food is the new oil in the sense that there’s a real struggle now to control sources of food and food supplies," says Lester Brown. [More] View in High-Res

    "I think more and more people are beginning to realize that food is the new oil in the sense that there’s a real struggle now to control sources of food and food supplies," says Lester Brown. [More]

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  1. What we’re probably looking at down the road is a situation where there will be extreme hunger in some of these countries where the investments are being made and people will simply resist — and try to block — the trucks that are hauling the grain from the fields to the ports. … It’s a new situation and quite unlike any that we’ve faced before.

    — Countries like Saudi Arabia, China and South Korea have all leased land in Africa, where the governments lease irrigable land for as little as $1 an acre. On today’s Fresh Air, environmentalist Lester Brown explains how the land leases are creating huge conflicts between local populations and investors

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  1. Posted on 17 May, 2011

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    Reblogged from 4thofjuly

    Tomorrow: New Yorker science writer Michael Specter will explain how some scientists are trying to grow meat in labs. And environmentalist Lester Brown will talk about his Foreign Policy article, “The New Geopolitics of Food,” about 21st century food wars.

    Tomorrow: New Yorker science writer Michael Specter will explain how some scientists are trying to grow meat in labs. And environmentalist Lester Brown will talk about his Foreign Policy article, “The New Geopolitics of Food,” about 21st century food wars.

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