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Viewpoints features essays and interviews by the Center for a Livable Future’s staff, faculty, fellows and other affiliates. These opinions are opinions—not  representations of the Center’s priorities, activities or stances.

 

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Food Systems & Climate Change, Diet, Health & Planetary Boundaries

Handle with Care: Food, Climate, and Fragile States

This blogpost appeared on Foodday.o

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Food Animal Production, Diet, Health & Planetary Boundaries

Why Must the USDA Flip-Flop on Meatless Monday?

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Diet, Health & Planetary Boundaries

Feeding the World, or What We Talk About When We Talk About Rio+20

The FAO report promotes the idea that we can feed the 7 billion people currently on Earth—but that we need to look ahead to 2050 and aim to feed 9 billion.

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Diet, Health & Planetary Boundaries

The Power of Story: Conversations with Philippe Cousteau

Philippe has grown to become one of the leading advocates for the health of aquatic ecosystems.

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Food Equity

People Like Us: Food Chain Workers Speak Out

The way our food system dumps on workers is one of its deepest flaws.

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Food Systems & Climate Change

Do Farmers Benefit from Biofuels?

Even with government backing, ethanol and biodiesel production has been high risk, leading to failures of ethanol plants.

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Food Systems & Climate Change

Biofuels: Innovations Needed

We need to advance the knowledge of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, which could produce liquid fuels and heavy oils from cellulosic materials at competitive prices.

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Food Systems & Climate Change

The Cellulose Quandary

We need to advance the knowledge of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, which could produce liquid fuels and heavy oils from cellulosic materials at competitive prices.

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Food Systems & Climate Change

Indirect Land Use Change and Biofuels: Real or Hypothetical?

Biofuels that use food crops, particularly corn ethanol, are adding a large extra load of carbon dioxide because of their affects of food prices.

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Food Systems & Climate Change

Fossil Energy Alternates: Shale Gas, Oil Shale, and Tar Sands

Some people are saying this era is the end of “peak easy oil.”

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