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

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
We are on the cusp of a sweeping revolution — one that will change every facet of our lives. The changes ahead will... See more
Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Rana Foroohar, global business columnist of the... See more
In the 1930s, the Great Depression reversed a long trend towards globalization: Borders were shut, trade was halted,... See more

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