Category Archives: Food Security

Opening Reception for DIY: A collection of video works by My Name is Scot – Oct. 16, 2013 at 4:00-6:00pm

Join us for a reception in honour of DIY 4-6pm, Wednesday, Oct.16th, 2013 at the Lobby Gallery **Please RSVP to http://www.ligi.ubc.ca/events/register.htm if possible**

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Solving the Global Food Crisis | New research, good reads and an interview with Dr. Navin Ramankutty (video)

In October of last year, the UN warned–ominously–of a new global food crisis threatening to hit sometime in 2013. Apparently, 2012’s record heatwaves and droughts brought crop reserves down to historic lows. While those of us in the global North … Continue reading

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7 Billion and You – Conference

The conference “7 Billion and You” invites us to free public lectures and discussions by leading thinkers on the patterns, processes and prognosis for a planet housing 7 billion humans. How can wealth and health be expanding as populations grow? Where … Continue reading

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The African Land Grab – from the ecologist

The African Land Grab has reached staggering proportions: where 203 million hectares are changing hands to foreign governments in around 2,000 mainly secretive land deals.  In this article, The Ecologist points to the fact that this rush for securing increasingly scarce … Continue reading

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