Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Monday morning brought a surprise to all of us at the Institute. Lester Brown’s article in Foreign Policy magazine, entitled “The New Geopolitics of Food,” had made not just one but three “top news” of the week lists.
The Daily Beast listed it as one of its top five articles of the week.
Same with Mother Jones.
And the Business Insider listed it in its number 2 spot.
In addition to such kudos, our book, World on the Edge made the number one spot in books being read in New Brunswick.
Coincidentally, the article in Foreign Policy was released just behind another article by Lester that appeared in The Guardian, entitled “This will be the Arab world’s next battle” (April 22).
We’ve been following the food situation all year.
* “Food Situation Highlights Presentation for World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse,” Slideshow Presentation, 12 January 2011.
* “Why World Food Prices May Keep Climbing,” Plan B Update, 9 March 2011.
* “World One Poor Harvest Away From Chaos,” Plan B Update, 15 February 2011.
* “The Great Food Crisis of 2011,” Plan B Update, 14 January 2011.
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Reah Janise Kauffman
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