Food and Fuel: Solutions for the Future

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House of Anansi, Feb 15, 2009 - Business & Economics - 360 pages
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The twenty-first century has been dominated by two major global crises: a scarcity of food and fuel. Both have had detrimental effects on the environment and both are at the root of the fragile health of the global economy.

Combining the best of the critically acclaimed Fuelling the Future and Feeding the Future, this timely and provocative collection of essays from leading thinkers such as Thomas Homer-Dixon, Gordon Laird, Jeremy Rifkin, Frances Moore Lappe, and Anna Lappe offers valuable strategies to combat global famine and fast-food fat; business models for sustainable food production and power sources; and descriptions of emerging technologies and sciences.

 

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Contents

FOOD
Saving Agriculture from Itself Stuart Laidlaw
Food Safety and the Beef Commodity Chain
Solutions for Our Seas Carl Safina
Real Sources of Abundance
Overfeeding the Future Kelly Brownell
Bringing Ingenuity to Energy Thomas HomerDixon
At the Frontier of Energy Gordon Laird
Boom Bust and Efficiency L Hunter Lovins and Wyatt King
Soft Energy PathsSusan Holtz
The Dawn of the Hydrogen EconomyJeremy Rifkin
Notes
Acknowledgements
About the Contributors

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Andrew Heintzman is president and a co-founder of Investeco Capital, the first Canadian investment company focused exclusively on environmental sectors. He is also the Chair of the Premier’s Climate Change Advisory Panel for the Province of Ontario. He was co-editor of Fueling the Future: How the Battle Over Energy Is Changing Everything, Feeding the Future: From Fat to Famine, and Food and Fuel: Solutions for the Future, all published by House of Anansi Press. He sits on a number of corporate boards, including Lotek Wireless, Triton Logging, and Horizon Distributors. He is on the board of directors of the Tides Canada Foundation, and the Steering Committee of Sustainable Prosperity. Before Investeco, Andrew was a co-founder and publisher of Shift magazine. He lives in Toronto.

Evan Solomon is the anchor of CBC’s national political show Power & Politics. He co-founded and was editor-in-chief of Shift magazine, and writes a monthly column for The Globe and Mail called "How They See It", and has worked as a journalist and writer for publications throughout North America and Asia, including The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Toronto Star and The South China Morning Post.

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