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The coming famine : the global food crisis and what we can do to avoid it

Cribb, Julian2010
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Subject: Cribb lays out a vivid picture of an impending planetary crisis - a global food shortage that threatens to hit by mid-century. His assessment points to a dangerous confluence of shortages - of water, land, energy, technology and knowledge - combined with an increased demand created by population and economic growth. Cribb explains how the food system interacts with the environment and with armed conflict, poverty, and other societal factors. He shows that high food prices and regional shortages are already sending out shockwaves to the international community. He warns that the heightened risk of regional famines will have a planet-wide effect on food prices, trade and conflict and will generate new waves of refugees. The book presents a strong call to action and provides practical suggestions for addressing and averting each of the major challenges it raises.
Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, 2010.
xii, 248 p. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-233) and index.
1. What food crisis? -- 2. Food ... or war? -- 3. The well runs dry -- 4. Peak land -- 5. Nutrients: the new oil -- 6. Troubled waters -- 7. Losing your brains -- 8. Eating oil -- 9. The climate hammer -- 10. Elephants in the kitchen -- 11. A fair deal for farmers -- 12. Food in the future.
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