Food for 9 Billion

  • August 27, 2012    

    Workers at La Laiterie du Berger in Senegal weigh and filter milk before transforming it into yogurt. The company collects milk from isolated herders who have no other way to get it to consumers. Photo by Jori Lewis for Homelands … Continue reading

  • August 2, 2012    

    On average, Americans eat three hamburgers a week. That’s a national total of nearly 50 billion burgers per year. And burgers typically cost only a few dollars from fast food joints. That seems pretty cheap. But what we don’t pay … Continue reading

  • April 3, 2012  

    In Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi, a new approach to small-scale farming has spread to more than 100,000 families in just four years. Part of the Food for 9 Billion series, Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on an organization called One Acre Fund that brings struggling farmers together, offering them training, resources and market access. Continue reading

  • February 28, 2012  

    A controversial resettlement program in Ethiopia is the latest battleground in the global race to secure prized farmland and water. Correspondent Cassandra Herrman reports as part of the Food for 9 Billion series, a NewsHour partnership with the Center for Investigative Reporting, Homelands Productions and Marketplace. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2012    

    In the Philippines, a growing population of people has led to a sharp decline in fish, a vital part of the diet. To address the problem, one organization is making birth control more readily accessible to those wishing to keep their families small. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2012  

    While Philippine leaders debate, poor fishing families embrace birth control to ease pressure on over-fished reefs. Part of a new project called Food for 9 Billion that looks at the challenges of feeding the world in a time of social and environmental change, Sam Eaton of Homelands Productions reports. Continue reading

  • November 30, 2011  

    Egypt’s rising food prices are helping fuel the revolution that led to this week’s parliamentary elections. In collaboration with The Center for Investigative Reporting, Homelands Productions and Marketplace, Sandy Tolan reports as part of a new series called “Food for 9 Billion.” Continue reading

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