The Green Blog: An Environmental Bet

33 years ago, an environmentalist and a economist made a $1000 bet. In The Population Bomb (1968), Paul Ehrlich predicted global ecological calamity. Disagreeing, Julian Simon said that free markets would solve environmental problems. The bet involved the prices of…

Will We Have Enough Food in 2050?

The world is getting richer. And richer people eat more meat. And the animals they eat consume more food. Also, everyday, the world has more people. The bottom line? According to a study from Nature, we have to double the…

From China to Iowa

We can travel very quickly from China to Iowa. In an excellent report from The Economist on feeding the world, you can see how an increasingly affluent Chinese urban consumer affects many of us. One example connects more Chinese meat…