A Carbon Tax is Our Best Tool To Combat Global Warming — Andrew McAfee at Long Now

If we think about global warming, which we can all agree is a dire problem and a problem that’s getting worse. The instant I start thinking about it as a type of pollution—as pollution caused by greenhouse gases—the problem becomes clearer to me. And I say this, I don’t say this to minimize the problem […]

Andrew Goldstein, Agriculture & Agri-food Canada – ‘Issues affecting competiveness in agriculture’

I just want that it’s great to be here because when I got off the plane I hadn’t felt that warm temperature in a long time. I got the word that in Ottawa where I live there was a major snowstorm today, so I’m happy not to be there today. So, it’s really quite exciting […]

Farm subsidies are a solution in search of a problem | reTHINK TANK

The classic depiction of the American farm — an aging red barn on a plot of land tilled by a struggling mom and pop — is fiction. It’s time for Congress to rethink farm subsidies. For decades farm interest groups on Capitol Hill have argued that farmers are struggling and need substantial government assistance. The first […]

A global food crisis may be less than a decade away | Sara Menker

Since 2009, the world has been stuck on a single narrative around a coming global food crisis and what we need to do to avoid it. How do we feed nine billion people by 2050? Every conference, podcast and dialogue around global food security starts with this question and goes on to answer it by […]

Future of Food: Farming in the age of climate change

I’ve kind of accepted my fate, in a way, of being, sort of, the guy that’s alarmed about this before everybody else is. “One slice of New York cheesecake.” Why is it, in so many of the sci-fi movies, “Breakfast of champions.” food of the future comes out of a gadget? “Hydrate level four, please.” […]

UWA Agriculture, Economics and Nature – Promo

[MUSIC PLAYING] Hi. I’d David Pannell from the University of Western Australia. Agriculture has delivered massive benefits to humanity. The development of agriculture is what got human beings started on the long trip from hunter/gatherers to modern civilization. We wouldn’t have had our current wealth, health, knowledge, and technology if our ancestors around 10,000 years […]

Why the Middle Class is Better Off Than You Think

We are looking at an economy in which the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Middle class is declining. That trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down. America’s middle class is getting hollowed out and opportunity for too many of our young people is shrinking. A lot of people think the middle class […]

‘Hey Bill Nye, Is There a Conspiracy to Cover Up Agricultural Climate Change?’ #TuesdaysWithBill

Batman: Hello Bill. I’m Batman and I’m a big fan. My question to you is why isn’t the agricultural sector especially with the cows being addressed with global warming with as much media attention as oil companies seeing as it is actually the biggest factor affecting global warming. At this day and age do you […]

Food Is Weird: Understanding Agriculture in the Developing World

Good Morning Hank, it’s Tuesday. Thank you for my birthday present. Hank, Nerdfighteria got me 174.3 llamas through heifer.org that will go to families in need. I’m a little concerned about the family that’s going to get the point three llamas, but I think everyone else is going to be delighted. Okay, so I’ve promised […]

The Department of Food, Agricultural & Resource Economics at the University of Guelph

My name is John Cranfield. [music] I’m a professor and chair in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics. The research in our department addresses all sorts of issues related to food, agricultural and resource use. It ranges everything from farmland valuation and agricultural production practices to what people put in their grocery cart, […]