Executive producer, Food for 9 Billion
Jonathan Miller is executive director of Homelands Productions, a journalism cooperative specializing in public radio features and documentaries. As a freelance journalist, he has reported from Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe and the U.S. for NPR, BBC, CBC, American Public Media's Marketplace, Monitor Radio, VOA, Radio Netherlands and Radio Deutsche Welle. He also has written for The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveler, Parents, American Way, The Christian Science Monitor and many other publications. For 13 years, he lived and worked in the Philippines and Peru. Jon is currently serving as executive producer of "Food for 9 Billion," a collaborative project of Homelands Productions, the Center for Investigative Reporting, American Public Media's Marketplace, PRI's The World, and PBS NewsHour. He was executive producer of Homelands' award-winning "WORKING" project profiling workers in the global economy (2007-09) and the "Worlds of Difference" series about the responses of traditional societies to rapid cultural change (2002-05).
Petroleum-rich Qatar has welcomed innovators seeking solutions to the challenges facing desert areas worldwide – from renewable energy to fresh water to food production. One of the most ambitious experiments is the Sahara Forest Project, which looks to transform seawater, sunlight and carbon dioxide into fresh water, vegetables, trees, electricity, salt, biofuel and animal feed.
A show at New York’s American Museum of Natural History looks at how our food system got to be the way it is and considers where it might be headed.
Chefs Spike Gjerde and Ben Lambert created a main course with blue hubbard squash for their climate-friendly meal. Gjerde says the menu at Woodberry Kitchen, his popular Baltimore restaurant, can change several times a day, depending on what’s available. Jon Miller/Homelands Productions There are more than 7 billion people living on this planet right now –
A woman shops for her family at a weekly outdoor market in Chania, on the Greek island of Crete. Fresh produce is readily available, but it tends to be more expensive than processed food.Jon Miller/Homelands Productions TRANSCRIPT: Introduction: Almost exactly one year ago, the world population hit 7 billion. It looks like we can expect
The supermarket revolution is sweeping across Africa, transforming everything from the way people eat to the crops farmers grow. Is this good news for the continent’s poor?
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