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Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity
     

Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity

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by Lester R. Brown
 

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With food supplies tightening, countries are competing for the land and water resources needed to feed their people.
With food scarcity driven by falling water tables, eroding soils, and rising temperatures, control of arable land and water resources is moving to center stage in the global struggle for food security. “In this era of tightening world food

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With food supplies tightening, countries are competing for the land and water resources needed to feed their people.
With food scarcity driven by falling water tables, eroding soils, and rising temperatures, control of arable land and water resources is moving to center stage in the global struggle for food security. “In this era of tightening world food supplies, the ability to grow food is fast becoming a new form of geopolitical leverage. Food is the new oil,” Lester R. Brown writes.
What will the geopolitics of food look like in a new era dominated by scarcity and food nationalism? Brown outlines the political implications of land acquisitions by grain-importing countries in Africa and elsewhere as well as the world’s shrinking buffers against poor harvests. With wisdom accumulated over decades of tracking agricultural issues, Brown exposes the increasingly volatile food situation the world is facing.

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ISBN-13:
9780393088915
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2012
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,154,687
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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Lester R. Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute in Washington, DC, has been honored with numerous prizes, including a MacArthur Fellowship, the United Nations Environment Prize, and Japan’s Blue Planet Prize.

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