The humble soybean has become the leading crop in the Western Hemisphere, thanks to rising food consumption in China. And the demand for “green” biofuels is translating into competition for scarce land and water, and more expensive food. Environmentalist Lester Brown discusses these and other ironies of the world’s growing demand for grains, for both food and fuel.
DATE: Feb 15 (Wednesday)
VENUE: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Liangmahe Nanlu 4, 荷 兰王国驻华大 使馆 – 北京, 中 华人民共和国北京市亮马河 南路4号, Phone: 010 85320200
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Lester Brown’s writings on food scarcity and environmental strains have won him numerous awards, and influenced how we think about these issues. He is a MacArthur Fellow and the founder and president of the Earth Policy Institute, in Washington DC. His most recent book is “World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse.”