The world is set for a geopolitical struggle over food. With the acquisition of the iconic American pork producer Smithfield Foods, a Chinese company now owns 1 in 4 pigs raised in the U.S.
Saudi Arabia’s once massive underground aquifer system is drying up due to years of overpumping. And California, in the midst of a drought, is heading down the same path. Here’s what the rest of the world can learn from the Saudi water situation.
With wealthy countries distracted by other crises, hopes dim that haves and have-nots will find common ground on sustainable development.
In a new TED Talk, Hans Rosling says a world population of 10 billion is inevitable. Is it?
Events of the last few days have rekindled debate about the role of big business in solving humanity’s thorniest problems.
Big business sees big profits in the growing demand for food over the coming decades, and African governments are rolling out the welcome mat.
Anger over food prices helped contribute to the toppling of former President Hosni Mubarak. Through the story of one migrant family, we explore how displaced farmers, angry about agricultural policies that favor “crony capitalists,” now struggle to put food on the table. This story is the beginning of a new series: "Food for 9 Billion,"