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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...

Climate Change and Global Health: Quantifying a Growing Ethical Crisis

November 2007

Climate change, as an environmental hazard operating at the global scale, poses a unique and "involuntary exposure" to many societies, and therefore represents possibly the largest health inequity...

Losing the Links Between Livestock and Land

December 2005

Global meat production is becoming increasingly industrialized, spatially concentrated, and geographically detached from the agricultural land base.

Success and Failure of Reform: Insights from the Transition of Agriculture

June 2004

The paper analyzes the linkages between the reform strategies in transition countries and economic performance.

Salmon Aquaculture in the Pacific Northwest: A Global Industry

October 2003

Many locals in British Columbia's Broughton Archipelago welcomed the salmon-farming industry in the early 1980s. It promised jobs, more schools, and higher incomes.

Integrating New Genetic Techniques into the Improvement of Orphan Crops in Least Developed Countries

July 2002

Crop Science Research to Assure Food Security

December 2001

This book includes keynote invited papers from the Third International Crop Science Congress held in Hamburg, Germany, in August 2000.

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