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Lester Brown: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity

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One of the pioneering figures of the environmental movement and called “One of the world’s most influential thinkers” by The Washington Post, Lester Brown explores overarching global environmental policy and the increasingly volatile food situation the world is facing. With food scarcity driven by falling water tables, eroding soils, and rising temperatures, control of arable land and water resources is moving to center stage in the global struggle for food security. The ability to grow food is fast becoming a new form of geopolitical leverage: Food is the new oil. 

Lester Brown is founder of the Worldwatch Institute, founder and president of the Earth Policy Institute, and the author or co-author of over 50 books on global environmental issues, including Who Will Feed China?, Plan B,  Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth, Full Planet, Empty Plates, and the recently published memoir Breaking New Ground. He is the recipient of 26 honorary degrees and a MacArthur Fellowship. 

$10 WAC, Slow Food Portland, Oregon Environmental Council and Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon Members.; $15 General; $5 Students.