- Mar 2022
Stellungnahme von 400 Wissenschaftler:innen zur Ernährungskrise, die der Krieg gegen die Ukraine auslöst: Wir dürfen nicht mit Produktionssteigerungen regieren, die die Klimakrise verschärfen. Wichtig sind Veränderungen der Nachfrage wie Abbau des Fleischkonsums.
- Mar 2021
the Guardian. ‘Unicef to Feed Hungry Children in UK for First Time in 70-Year History’, 16 December 2020. http://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/dec/16/unicef-feed-hungry-children-uk-first-time-history.
- United Kingdom
- urgent crisis
- humanitarian aid
- hungry children
- second world war
- charity food foundation
- Abel & Cole
- Oct 2020
Consumer demand is one of four important variables that, when combined, can influence and shape farming practices, according to Festa. The other three are the culture of farming communities, governmental policies, and the economic system that drives farming.
Festa argues that this is why organic farming in the U.S. saw a 56 percent increase between 2011 and 2016.
A useful statistic but it needs more context. What is the percentage of organic farming to the overall total of farming?
Fortunately the linked article provides some additional data: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/01/10/organic-farming-is-on-the-rise-in-the-u-s/
"The fundamental problem with climate change is that it's a collective problem, but it rises out of lots of individual decisions. Society's challenge is to figure out how we can influence those decisions in a way that generates a more positive collective outcome," says Keith Wiebe, senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute.
Still, organic farming makes up a small share of U.S. farmland overall. There were 5 million certified organic acres of farmland in 2016, representing less than 1% of the 911 million acres of total farmland nationwide. Some states, however, had relatively large shares of organic farmland. Vermont’s 134,000 certified organic acres accounted for 11% of its total 1.25 million farm acres. California, Maine and New York followed in largest shares of organic acreage – in each, certified organic acres made up 4% of total farmland.
- Aug 2020
Enriquez, D., & Goldstein, A. (2020). Covid-19’s Socio-Economic Impact on Low-Income Benefit Recipients: Early Evidence from Tracking Surveys [Preprint]. SocArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/hpqd5
- low income
- early evidence
- systematic evidence
- debt accrual
- economic crisis
- socioeconomic impact
- tracking survey