By Oliver Balch
The Guardian – Some people seem blind to the planet’s warning signs. You know the type. Climate change is ‘all hyperbole’. Water scarcity, ‘an excuse to drink beer’.
Try this on them: by 2050, the world will have at least two billion more mouths to feed. In a good scenario, their supermarket bill is going to go through the roof. In a bad scenario, certain foods might just disappear from the aisles.
In the past three decades, the occurrence of floods worldwide has quadrupled. At the same time, droughts are happening more frequently and lasting longer. That all messes seriously with the food chain.
Embrapa Labex KoreaThis is the weblog of Labex Korea, an international cooperation program of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Organization, Embrapa. More here.
Partner OrganizationLabex Korea is hosted by the Rural Development Administration.
- Blocking insect digestion to control pests wp.me/pD58e-1FV 8 months ago
- Fairtrade Foundation report damns treatment of smallholder farmers wp.me/pD58e-1Ga 8 months ago
- Transgenic eucalyptus yields 20% more than conventional wp.me/pD58e-1HK 8 months ago
- At least 70% of Earth’s species still unknown wp.me/pD58e-1I9 8 months ago
- Vitamin Enriched Cassava wp.me/pD58e-1Fm 8 months ago
- Do plants 'veto' bad genes? wp.me/pD58e-1FD 8 months ago
- Empowering smallholder farmers to create sustainable change - live discussion wp.me/pD58e-1Gj 8 months ago
- Brazilian soybean biodiesel emits 70% less greenhouse gases than fossil diesel wp.me/pD58e-1HC 8 months ago
- Microalgae oil can turn biofuel wp.me/pD58e-1Hz 9 months ago
- Simple Physics May Limit the Size of Leaves wp.me/pD58e-1Gy 9 months ago
Browse by Categories
Pages in the Weblog
See posts by dates
- 105,505 hits
Contact UsYour comments and suggestions are always welcome and appreciated. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org