Food Links, 08.06.2011
Hayibo covers the recent tension over vegetable exports in Europe.
Foreign Policy‘s theme for its May/June edition is food, and it’s fascinating. Lester Brown writes about the new geopolitics of food, and this amazing article shows how food explains the world.
Why are food prices at the mercy of bankers?
The Guardian has an excellent guide to the global food crisis.
Should the US government subsidise the growing of sweeteners?
The French government has banned the riot police from drinking alchohol with their meals. Daft.
On the origins of measuring the calorie content of food.
This fascinating infographic from the World Resources Institute charts global greenhouse gas emissions – agriculture is responsible for 13.8% of them, and loads of nitrous oxide and methane.
Penguin has just released its Great Food series: a collection of twenty short books each dedicated to the writing of great food writers.
‘The fact that half of the most costly food pathogens are found in meat suggests that food safety laws at the USDA need an overhaul’. Nice.
Can you feed a family of four on £50 a week? I would have thought so.