The Global Food Crisis
Food is scarce in the developing world, and prices are soaring in industrialized nations. Does science hold the key to the next green revolution?
Back from the Brink: Global Financial Meltdown Relieves Food Crisis
But to feed the world's growing population, long-term challenges remain
Is a Green Revolution Finally Blooming in Africa?
Three years ago, experts and officials called for a green revolution in African agriculture. They are beginning to get their wish.
Has the Food Crisis Abated?: A Q&A with Joachim von Braun, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute
Although the financial crisis has relieved food pressure somewhat, IFPRI's von Braun argues that the hunger is just beginning
The African Green Revolution (Extended version)
The continent is overdue for an agricultural boon like the one that lifted Asia's prospects
Grounds for Hope
A new green revolution for Africa's soil crisis
Will Central Africa's Forest Wildlife Be Eaten into Extinction?
Eating wildlife is an important part of feeding the world's poorest people. But will it drive extinction?
Satellite's-Eye View of an Africa Despoiled [Slide Show]
Satellite images from the last 35 years reveal sweeping environmental changes throughout Africa
Biofuels or Food?: Can Crops Feed Our Cars--And the Hungry?
To improve policies on crop use, invest in better science
Food Shortage Aid Should Start with Lessons in Agriculture
The U.S. needs to expand support for agricultural science targeted at developing countries
Are Malthus's Predicted 1798 Food Shortages Coming True? (Extended version)
It remains to be seen whether his famously gloomy prediction is truly wrong or merely postponed
Surging Food Prices Mean Global Instability
Misguided policies favor biofuels over grain for hungry people.
Angling for a Better Way to Farm Fish--And Vegetables, Too
Aquaponics fertilizes plant crops with bacteria-treated fish waste products. The plants return the favor by filtering the fish's water—and humans can eat both of them
SciAm and CNN keep an eye on a Planet in Peril
Here at Scientific American , the fate of Earth is an important part of our coverage, from our new publication, Earth 3.0, to a grand plan for solar energy, to daily reporting on climate change...
Feeding the Hungry and Sick: Fish Farming Boosts Nutrition in Rural Malawi
By digging small ponds on farms in Malawi, researchers have cut malnutrition in children in half—and have provided a nutritional boost to families struggling with HIV/AIDS
(Genetic) Seed Banks Needed for Livestock, Too [Video]
On average, one local breed of cattle, chickens, goats, pigs or sheep becomes extinct each month
Facing the Freshwater Crisis
As demand for freshwater soars, planetary supplies are becoming unpredictable. Existing technologies could avert a global water crisis, but they must be implemented soon