World hunger has risen for a third consecutive year, according to the United Nations’ annual food security report. The total number of people who face chronic food deprivation has increased by 15 million since 2016. Some 821 million people now face food insecurity, raising numbers to the same level as almost a decade ago.
My publisher Island Press is having a flash sale until Sunday the 7th of October. Everything is 50% off. If you were thinking of buying How to Feed the World, now's a good time.
As many of you know, I moonlight as a sci-fi writer. My book Continent 7 just dropped on Amazon and Renee's adventures continue.
The Conversation: Colombia's coffee industry is at risk due to unpredictable seasons, floods, landslides, droughts and pests. Farmers say they want to learn to adapt to these environmental changes but don't know how.
This post includes an excerpt from an op-ed I wrote for Thomson Reuters News Foundation and links to the full article. In the op-ed, I argue that our collective attention is spent so obsessively on marginal food security issues that it comes at the expense of more pressing matters.
On the plane down to Colombia yesterday, I reviewed notes from my first research trip several months ago. I was surprised to find that every day I diligently wrote a reflection. Here is a redacted version of those notes, spanning eight days of research.
This piece is the final of four I will publish this spring in which I describe particular techniques used to make sense of or mine large data sets. This post covers machine learning.
During a webinar I hosted with Dr. Ken Foster and Dr. Jerry Shively on food waste and inequality, audience members submitted many questions we didn’t have time to answer. We’ve turned these questions into a public Q&A.
This piece is the third of four I will publish this spring in which I describe particular techniques used to make sense of or mine large data sets. This post covers agent-based modeling.
This piece is the second of four I will publish this spring in which I describe particular techniques used to make sense of or mine large data sets. This post covers text mining.