Entries tagged with ‘Food production’

In the area of Haiti I study, food crops like cabbage frequently rot in the field due to the monopsony of a single market in Port-au-Prince and difficulty of transporting crops to market. (Photo by Anna Versluis.) 

Wasted Opportunity: Inefficiency and Waste in our Food Systems

Jonathan Foley, Director of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, has a recent essay on meeting food needs in a world of growing human population. It is titled “Wasted Opportunity.” Here’s an excerpt (bold font added): “It never fails. Whenever we talk about meeting the world’s growing demands for food, energy and water, […]