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November 15th, 2011

Global Food Security: An uphill battle that must be won

Op-ed: Huffington Post on November 15, 2011

Stanford Law graduate student Sam Sasan Shoamanesh op-ed piece on the inspiring keynote speech delivered this past Thursday by Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations. Read more »



August 6th, 2010

From Russia: More heat, less wheat

FSI Stanford, FSE Op-ed: Climate Central on August 6, 2010

FSE Center Fellow David Lobell contributes a commentary to Climate Central on the recent heat wave in Russia, its impact on wheat production and global prices, and what rising temperatures mean in the larger context of climate change and food security.




February 16th, 2010

Aquaculture made safe

FSI Stanford, FSE Op-ed: Los Angeles Times on February 15, 2010

In an Op-Ed featured in the LA Times, aquaculture specialist and FSE director, Rosamond Naylor, supports a newly proposed House bill, the National Sustainable Offshore Aquaculture Act. The House bill aims to set standards to ensure that ocean fish farming is environmentally friendly. Read more »



December 17th, 2009

Ensuring a sustainable future for U.S. ocean fish farming

FSI Stanford, FSE Op-ed: The Huffington Post on December 17, 2009

In an Op-Ed featured on Huffington Post, aquaculture specialist and FSE director, Rosamond Naylor, supports a newly proposed House bill, the National Sustainable Offshore Aquaculture Act. The bill addresses the potential threats of poorly regulated, intensive fish farming in U.S. ocean waters, and ensures that U.S. aquaculture adopts a science-based, precautionary approach to protect our ocean ecosystems, fishing communities and seafood consumers. Read more »



September 18th, 2008

Without public investment, the food crisis will only get worse, Naylor, Falcon say in Boston Review

FSI Stanford, FSE Op-ed: Boston Review on October 1, 2008

FSE director Rosamond Naylor and deputy director Walter Falcon discuss the food crisis in a lead article in the September/October 2008 issue of Boston Review. The food system is indeed global, Naylor and Falcon say, yet the principal actors are national governments, not international agencies. The latter can help with solutions, but fundamental improvements require more enlightened national policies. +HTML+
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May 21st, 2008

Fuel, food at odds in global food crisis, say FSE directors Naylor and Falcon

FSI Stanford, FSE Op-ed: San Francisco Chronicle on May 18, 2008

Energy self-sufficiency at home can mean widespread starvation abroad, FSE director Roz Naylor and deputy director Wally Falcon write in a May 18 San Francisco Chronicle op-ed. Read more »



June 29th, 2004

At climate symposium, Kennedy posits global warming as most serious worldwide threat

FSI Stanford, FSE Op-ed

Speaking at a June 24 joint conference sponsored by the Brookings Institution and the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, CESP senior fellow Donald Kennedy warned of the pressing need to address global warming now. Read more »



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