Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity


Lester R. Brown

Table of Contents


1. Food: The Weak Link

2. The Ecology of Population Growth

3. Moving Up the Food Chain

4. Food or Fuel?

5. Eroding Soils Darkening Our Future

6. Peak Water and Food Scarcity

7. Grain Yields Starting to Plateau

8. Rising Temperatures, Rising Food Prices

9. China and the Soybean Challenge

10. The Global Land Rush

11. Can We Prevent a Food Breakdown?