Topic: Lester Brown
Brazil is the world’s top exporter of soy and poultry, much of it headed to China to feed its growing middle class. But some say Brazil is ignoring hunger at home.
Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.
06/23/2011 03:45 pm
Homero Aridjis, one of Mexico's top environmentalists and poets, has led the battle to save the habitat of monarch butterflies, Pacific gray whales, and sea turtles.
06/06/2011 10:37 am
By buying land in Sudan and Ethiopia to raise grain, China is threatening to appropriate Egypt's water source.
06/04/2011 06:41 pm
Ken Burns's miniseries documentary 'The Civil War,' a Dallas festival dedicated to famed playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote, a mobile phone application to track your tax return, and more recommendations.
03/28/2011 01:51 pm
Soaring food prices – such as wheat, which has hit a 2-1/2-year high – could feed political tumult in Africa, despite earlier proclamations that an Egypt-style revolt would not spread to sub-Saharan Africa.
02/15/2011 12:05 pm
If the world has a poor harvest this year, food prices will rise to previously unimaginable levels. Food riots will multiply, political unrest will spread, and governments will fall.
02/08/2011 01:24 pm
The Monitor asked two energy experts to share their lists of the best books on the future of energy.
11/08/2010 11:07 am
The International Grains Council cut its projected world grain output Thursday. Drought in eastern Europe has sparked a Russia grain export ban.
08/27/2010 04:28 pm
Readers write in about lessons from the oil spill and pay for politicians.
08/02/2010 01:05 am