Western Europe

Scholarly Publications

Sustainable Biofuels Redux

October 2008

Last May's passage of the 2008 Farm Bill raises the stakes for biofuel sustainability:A substantial subsidy for the production of cellulosic ethanol starts the United States again down a path with...

Our Daily Bread: Without public investment, the food crisis will only get worse

September 2008

During the eighteen months after January 2007, cereal prices doubled, setting off a world food crisis. In the United States, rising food prices have been a pocketbook annoyance.

International trade in meat - The tip of the pork chop

December 2007

This paper provides an original account of global land, water and nitrogen use in support of industrialized livestock production and trade, with emphasis on two of the fastest growing sectors, pork...

Other Publications

Rural changes stimulate rising giants

December 2008

News

European farmers face uncertainty in adapting to climate change

May 2014

New research from Stanford scientists shows that farmers in Europe will see crop yields affected as global temperatures rise, but that adaptation can help slow the decline for some crops.

Crop yields likely to fall with rising temperatures

March 2014

FSE’s David Lobell finds that an increase of more than two degrees Celsius in average global temperature is likely to cause yields of wheat, rice and maize to fall throughout the 21st century....

Global Food Security: An uphill battle that must be won

November 2011

Stanford Law graduate student Sam Sasan Shoamanesh op-ed piece on the inspiring keynote speech delivered this past Thursday by Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Events

Has the Food Price Bubble Burst?

April 29, 2014

A reception in the lobby of Encina Hall will follow the event. Bursting the Bubble: A Long Run Perspective What are the long run drivers of global food prices?

Biofuels: The changing nature of agricultural demand

April 11, 2012

Policies promoting ethanol and biodiesel production and use in the U.S., Europe, and other parts of the world since the mid-2000s have had profound—and largely unintended—consequences on global...

Projects

Climate variability and global food security, with an eye on France

Extreme weather events and climate variability threaten crop production, food prices, food security, and human lives at local and global scales.
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