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FSE has a few more questions for the candidates

October 2012

As a follow up to the FSI piece on five foreign policy questions for Obama and Romney, FSE fellows ask a few additional food security related questions.

There is no food security without health and nutrition

October 2012

Expanding food production and even alleviating poverty does not guarantee food security, health and nutrition.

Authors, NGOs, and scientists to talk population

May 2012

Roz Naylor, director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment, will join authors, activists, and scientists for a daylong symposium on population at the Moving Mountains Symposium in...

Biofuels have mixed impacts on food security

April 2012

In the first decade of the 21st century, global production of ethanol and biodiesel increased nearly tenfold. If that trend continues, says Rosamond L.

Stanford-Cargill partnership strengthens to address food security issues

November 2011

Stanford’s Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) has received a $2 million grant from Cargill, a second gift from the company that raises its total contribution to FSE to $5 million...

U.S. ethanol policy major contributor to global food price volatility

October 2011

U.S. ethanol policy may be the single most significant contributor to world food price instability, states a Stanford study on the global costs of American ethanol.

Roz Naylor talks food security and energy with Near Zero

October 2011

FSE director Roz Naylor sits down with Near Zero and covers a number of energy and food security issues related to biofuels, land use, food prices and climate change.

Gates Foundation's Jeff Raikes and Cargill's Greg Page on improving global food security

March 2011

February 10th marked the launch of FSE’s Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium series.

Scientists identify new implications of perennial bioenergy crops

February 2011

Research shows a conversion from annual to perennial bioenergy crops has broader implications beyond just the impacts on carbon.

Food price volatility and the world's poor

January 2011

In a paper released December 20 in Population and Development Review, FSE director Rosamond Naylor and deputy director Walter Falcon provide insight into the causes and consequences of volatile...

McGill University bestows honorary degree on Walter Falcon for exemplary scholarship

May 2009

Professor Walter Falcon, Deputy Director of the Program on Food Security and the Environment, former director of FSI, and Helen Farnsworth Professor of International Agricultural Policy, Emeritus...

Bioelectricity promises more 'miles per acre' than ethanol, Science study finds

May 2009

Researchers writing in the May 7th edition of the journal Science, including FSE's David Lobell, find that converting biomass to electricity is a more efficient way to power cars than converting it...

Program on Food Security and the Environment: A climate ripe for high food prices?

September 2008

The recent run-up in global food prices is wreaking well-documented havoc throughout the developing world.

Without public investment, the food crisis will only get worse, Naylor, Falcon say in Boston Review

September 2008

FSE director Rosamond Naylor and deputy director Walter Falcon discuss the food crisis in a lead article in the September/October 2008 issue of Boston Review.

Fuel, food at odds in global food crisis, say FSE directors Naylor and Falcon

May 2008

Energy self-sufficiency at home can mean widespread starvation abroad, FSE director Roz Naylor and deputy director Wally Falcon write in a May 18 San Francisco Chronicle op-ed.

FSE and colleagues awarded $1.2 million for study of climate and biofuels production

January 2008

Researchers at FSE and the Carnegie Institute at Stanford have been awarded $1.2 million by Stanford's Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) for the study of the effect of biofuels expansion on...

Gates Foundation gives $3.8 Million to Stanford University for biofuels, food security research

December 2007

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Agricultural Development Program has awarded Stanford University's Program on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) and a team of collaborators $3.8...

FSI's New Program on Food Security and the Environment Tackles Global Hunger and Environmental Destruction

April 2006

This past autumn, the Freeman Spogli Institute ( FSI ) in conjunction with the Woods Institute for the Environment launched a program on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) to address the...

New Program on Food Security and the Environment Tackles Global Hunger and Environmental Destruction

March 2006

This past autumn the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) in conjunction with the Woods Institute for the Environment launched a program on Food Security and the Environment ...

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Rosamond L. Naylor Senior Fellow William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Professor, by courtesy, Economics, Senior Fellow and Founding Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment