‘Will climate change burst the global “food bubble”?’

Posted on January 16, 2011


Today (28th January), an item was posted in an environment blog on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Will climate change burst the global “food bubble”?’.

‘… The world is in the midst of a “food bubble” that could burst at any time: that’s the conclusion of the eminent environmentalist Lester Brown, who I met yesterday to discuss his latest book.

He argues we are “one bad harvest away from chaos” and that “food has become the weak link in our civilisation”. Here’s my summary of his reasoning.

The bubble exists because food is being produced by the unsustainable use of its key resource, water …’

Read the item and add your comment online at www.guardian.co.uk/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2011/jan/28/climate-change-food-bubble

Also read about ‘land grabs’ in ‘How land grabs in Africa could herald a new dystopian age of hunger’ (today, 28th January) and be the first to add your comment online at www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2011/jan/28/africa-land-grabs-food-security

[The global livestock industry – the production of animal products – represents a massive exploitation and waste of water and land, but is rarely mentioned in relation to the world food crisis. Read ‘Diet of disaster’, about the environmental destruction caused by the livestock industry, at www.viva.org.uk/campaigns/hot/dietofdisaster/index.php]

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