September 2010

Better Information and Public Exhortations have no impact on Dietary Choices.   According to this recent report by Center for Disease Control  

Minimum Wage Laws cause Unemployment in South Africa.  The New York Times reports on high  unemployment in South Africa.

Fear of Future Food Shortages  is fueling a "twenty-first century land rush" in which foreign investors are buying up land in developing countries,  according to recent research by FAO  and the World Bank.  Some of that research is described here.

Aid to Ethiopia.    Aid failed to stop famine in Ethiopia according to a new book,  reviewed here.    "Famine and Foreigners"  by Peter Gill.

Brazil's Agricultural Miracle.  The Economist reports.  With a deeper look at the cerrado here.