Rethinking Development and Health – Findings from the ‘Global Burden of Disease’ Study

  • The world is in the midst of an epidemiological transition. As countries increase their levels of development, their communicable disease burdens are declining and shifting to non-communicable diseases and disabilities.
  • Diet-related disease is becoming one of the world’s greatest health problems.
  • http://www.healthdata.org/sites/default/files/files/policy_report/GBD/2016/IHME_GBD2015_report.pdf

US agricultural policy, land use change, and biofuels: are we driving our way to the next dust bowl?

“US biofuel policy is intended to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by the US transportation sector. However, the extent of cropland expansion found by Lark et al. suggests that measures like RFS2 are actually accruing an unintended, but substantial, carbon debt.”
-Christopher K Wright, Environmental Research Letters, Volume 10, Number 5

http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/10/5/051001