Did you know? China is planting a belt of trees to protect land from the expanding Gobi Desert. This Great Green Wall is projected to extend some 4,480 kilometers (2,800 miles), stretching from outer Beijing through Inner Mongolia (Nei Monggol). Unfortunately, recent pressures to expand food production appear to have slowed this tree planting initiative. For more information view the text and data in Chapter 8 of Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
Anca Novacovici, Founder and President of Eco-Coach, sat down with Lester Brown to talk about his new book Full Planet, Empty Plates and the idea of peak food. The book was reviewed for the Huffington Post's Book Club and can be found here.