12:00am

Tue November 5, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Today on Your Call: What is fueling the world's food crisis?


  

On today's Your Call, we'll have a conversation about our inability to feed the growing  population. One billion people around the globe go to bed hungry every night. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the U.N.,  food production must be doubled by the year 2050 to feed an expected 9 billion people. So what are the root causes of hunger? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved and, most recently, The Value of Nothing

Kristin Sundell, a Policy Analyst at ActionAid USA

Web Resources:

Raj Patel: The G8′s “Diet Coke Plus” Politics

NY Times: How to Feed the World

ActionAid USA: Rising to the Challenge: Changing Course to Feed the World in 2050

Mother Jones: How to Feed the World Without Wrecking the Planet

Christian Science Monitor: The world can feed itself without ruining the planet, study says

Grist: How to feed 7 billion of us without ruining the planet

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