Billions to Be Served: Meeting the Needs of the People and the Planet

The United Nations has determined that, in the next 40 years, we must double crop production to feed, fuel, and cloth nine billion people. How do we meet this challenge without converting every forest and savannah into agricultural land? What are the unexpected alliances that can lead the way forward? Hugh Grant, Henrietta Fore, David Tilman and Jason Clay discuss with James Fallows.

Festival: 2009

Watch and Listen: Global Economy

Globalization ushered in an era of free trade, fluid borders, and unparalleled corporate profits. For its proponents,... See more
The United States and Germany have much in common: advanced industrial economies, high living standards, first-class... See more
Historically, globalization has been characterized by cross-border flows of resources and products. Financial exchanges... See more
Most of us probably harbor preconceived notions about refugees. Maybe it’s a misunderstanding about what drove them... See more
This talk rethinks refugees as a potential economic benefit to the societies that host them, rather than simply passive... See more
Chinese President Xi Jinping is poised to start his second five-year term when the 19th Party Congress convenes in... See more

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