Editorials Aug 20, 2019

Japan's falling food self-sufficiency

The government needs to review whether food self-sufficiency should be maintained as a key yardstick in its agriculture policy — and if so, what should be the practical level necessary to secure the nation's food supply.

Change now or endanger food and climate, U.N. report warns

World / Science & Health Aug 8, 2019

Change now or endanger food and climate, U.N. report warns

Humanity faces increasingly painful trade-offs between food security and rising temperatures within decades unless it curbs emissions and stops unsustainable farming and deforestation, a landmark climate assessment said Thursday. The U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that efforts to limit global warming while ...