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Five Examples of Successful Urban Agriculture Done Differently Around the World

<i>On Wednesday, the Landscapes Blog focused on the right to food in honor of World Food Day and Blog Action Day. While hunger, nutrition, and food</i> …

Low-water lunch: A Chinese breakthrough on irrigation?

<i>Growing more food with less water will be one of the biggest challenges in the coming era of surging populations and increasing climate disruption. In China, scientists say they've developed a new irrigation method that's twice as efficient as today's best technology, part of an increasingly urgent</i> …

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Alt-meat lunch: In the Netherlands, a lab for low-impact alternatives to livestock

<i>Demand for animal protein is surging, and so are the environmental costs of producing it. So researchers in the Netherlands are exploring alternatives to livestock, from insects to faux cuts of beef to lab-grown meat. Reporter Jon Miller traveled there for the final part of our "What's for Lunch"</i> …

Foraged lunch: harvesting urban food crops as a hedge against food insecurity

<i>Efforts to make better use of food resources growing within the city are taking root in Seattle. It's part of a movement to bring urban foraging from the margins to the mainstream as a hedge against</i> <i>food insecurity and</i> <i>climate change.</i><p>Melany Vorass Herrera is about to break the law.<p>She’s harvesting …

Changing lunch: For farmers, new 'can't miss' technology isn't always enough

<i>There are lots of promising innovations in sustainable farming tools and methods out there these days, but they're often slow to catch on among small farmers. Guest blogger Shane Bryan says societies need to focus not just on producing better tools, but also on creating an environment in which</i> …

The scientific challenge

By Jon Miller<p>November 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM<p>Listen to this story<p>DownloadEmbed<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2011/11/14/sustainability/food-9-billion/scientific-challenge/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Listen To The …

The complexities of famine

<b>Kai Ryssdal:</b> The famine in East Africa -- if this is even possible to believe -- has taken a turn for the worst. The United Nations says tens of thousands of people have already died from starvation. And now, rains are falling and cholera has turned up in refugee camps. It has people living on the …

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Food fuels Egypt's revolution

<b>Kai Ryssdal:</b> The second phase of Egyptian elections begins today. Votes by overseas Egyptians are going to be counted.<p>Among the many things ultimately at stake in the first democratic elections there in decades is the price of food. High prices -- for bread, in particular -- helped fuel the …

Philippines: Too many mouths?

<b>Kai Ryssdal:</b> Over the past 50 years, the amount of food that we as a planet produce has doubled. So too has the number of people who depend on that food. There are 7 billion of us now. The United Nations says we're on the way to 9 billion by the middle of the century.<p>So that's what we're calling …

The future of food in a warming world

By Jon Miller<p>February 27, 2012 | 12:00 AM<p>Listen to this story<p>DownloadEmbed<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2012/02/27/sustainability/food-9-billion/future-food-warming-world/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Listen To The …

Brazil delivers on hunger promise

By Cecilia Vaisman<p>April 04, 2012 | 12:00 AM<p>Listen to this story<p>DownloadEmbed<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2012/04/04/sustainability/food-9-billion/brazil-delivers-hunger-promise/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Listen To The …

Facing water shortages, Indian farmers dig in

By Jon Miller<p>May 07, 2012 | 12:00 AM<p>Listen to this story<p>DownloadEmbed<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2012/05/07/sustainability/food-9-billion/facing-water-shortages-indian-farmers-dig/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Listen To The …

Soil is ground zero in African farming debate

By Jori Lewis<p>June 04, 2012 | 12:00 AM<p>Listen to this story<p>DownloadEmbed<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2012/06/04/sustainability/food-9-billion/soil-ground-zero-african-farming-debate/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Listen To The …

Vietnam expands fish farms, not without risk

With the U.N. saying there will be 9 billion people on the planet by mid-century, one big question comes to mind: How are we going to feed them?<p>One answer: Fish.<p>Fish are one of the most environmentally friendly sources of animal protein. But already, only half of the fish humans eat comes from …

The hidden costs of hamburgers

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Spilled and spoiled: In the U.S., consumers are the food wasters

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Spilled and spoiled: Exploring two worlds of food waste

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Supermarket sweepstakes: Africa's small farmers encounter the modern grocery store

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Greece's diet crisis: Greeks abandon traditional foods, and an obesity epidemic is the result

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Bringing the climate fight to the table

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Four steps toward a climate-friendly diet

One of the biggest contributors to global warming is the food-supply system, from the fertilizer and gas used to cultivate farms to transportation and storage to what we throw away at the end of a meal. We won’t stop climate change through individual action alone, but together, we can make a real …