His tent from Walmart, meticulously rolled and packed. He unscrews the lid to a plastic gallon jug and empties his urine into the brush. This industrial neighborhood just beyond Miami’s far western edge is home to lumber yards, auto parts warehouses, and, in recent months, roving encampments of homeless sex offenders.
This summer, Brown and a half-dozen other men were living beside a chain-link fence outside a hardware company.
As the new year begins, the price of wheat is setting an all-time high in the United Kingdom. Russia is importing grain to sustain its cattle herds until spring grazing begins.
India is wrestling with an 18-percent annual food inflation rate, sparking protests.
In 1974, with support of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Lester Brown founded the Worldwatch Institute, the first research institute devoted to the analysis of global environmental issues.
While there he launched the Worldwatch Papers, the annual State of the World reports, World Watch magazine, a second annual entitled , and the Environmental Alert book series. One of the world's most widely published authors, his books have appeared in some 40 languages.In a place so densely populated, forbidden zones are everywhere.And in the narrow slivers of permitted space, affordable apartments with open-minded landlords are nearly impossible to come by. Among his earlier books are challenged the official view of China’s food prospect, spawning hundreds of conferences and seminars.In May 2001, he founded the Earth Policy Institute to provide a vision and a road map for achieving an environmentally sustainable economy.Total meat consumption in China today is already nearly double that in the United States.The third major source of demand growth is the use of crops to produce fuel for cars.These climate-related trends seem destined to take a far greater toll in the future.There's at least a glimmer of good news on the demand side: World population growth, which peaked at 2 percent per year around 1970, dropped below 1.2 percent per year in 2010.In 1966, the Secretary appointed him Administrator of the department's International Agricultural Development Service.In early 1969, he left government to help establish the Overseas Development Council.