Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Media Coverage: Food Security

Monsanto Pledges to be Carbon Neutral by 2021 »

December 1, 2015

Senior Fellow David Lobell (Earth System Science) comments on the importance of corporate commitments to carbon neutrality

By Jim Salter, AP via US News & World Report

Satellite Data Has Important Role in Crop Yield Research »

November 12, 2015

Covers new paper co-authored by Woods Senior Fellows David Lobell (Earth System Science) on using satellites to measure crop yields from space.

Farm Futures

The Next Food Revolution: Fish Farming? »

October 25, 2015

Quotes Woods-affiliated postdoctoral scholar Ling Cao (Center on Food Security and the Environment) on how China's aquaculture sector will dramatically affect the availability of seafood across the globe.

By Michael Holtz, Christian Science Monitor

Feeding People on Our Stressed Planet Will Require a “Revolution” »

August 6, 2015

Features new research by Senior Woods Fellow Paul Ehrlich (Biology), who discusses how feeding the planet will require political, economic and social shifts.

By Brian Bienkowski, Environmental Health News

Killer Snails Vs. River Prawns »

August 3, 2015

Quotes Woods Senior Fellow Giulio De Leo (Biology) and Woods Affiliate Susanne Sokolow on their research using prawns to fight Schistosomiasis in Senegal.

By Jason Bittel, onEarth / Natural Resources Defense Council

Human Price of Forest Destruction Paid in Plague »

March 4, 2015

Senior Fellow James Holland Jones (Anthropology) discusses the need to study disease mechanisms to better understand how diseases are being transmitted to humans.

By Niina Heikkinen and ClimateWire, Scientific American

Climate Change Will Hit America in the Breadbasket, Scientists Say »

February 24, 2015

Senior Fellow Paul Ehrlich (Biology) notes that little has been done to counter negative trends in food security, even though they've been known about for decades.

By Alan Boyle, NBC News

India Air Pollution 'Cutting Crop Yields by Almost Half' »

November 3, 2014

Quotes Senior Fellow David Lobell on study findings that air pollution in India has become so severe that yields of crops are being cut by almost half

By Azeen Ghorayshi, The Guardian

Grow Lights and Drones: How California's Drought is Driving Farmers Into High-Tech »

October 10, 2014

Cites research led by Senior Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh (Environmental Earth System Science) that found that high levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere would likely keep triggering the high-pressure barriers that forced rainstorms...

By Brian Fung, Washington Post

Study Finds Alarming Level of Lead in Pregnant Women »

August 22, 2014

Discusses interim results of Environmental Venture Project-supported research showing link between pesticide use and lead poisoning. 

By Rafe Sadnan Adel, Dhaka Tribune

Climate Change May Reduce Corn, Wheat Crop Yields »

July 25, 2014

Discusses research by Senior Fellow David Lobell

By Brian K. Sullivan, Bloomberg Businessweek

Europe Wheat Yields Forecast in Study to Fall on Climate Warming »

May 22, 2014

Cites study findings from David Lobell, Woods senior fellow, that wheat and barley yields in Europe may noticeably fall by 2040, due to expected climate warming

By Rudy Ruitenberg, Bloomberg Businessweek

Bumper Corn Looks Dicey in Drought »

May 5, 2014

Quotes Woods Senior Fellow David Lobell on corn's sensitivity to higher temperatures

By Cindy Graber, Scientific American

Cornfields Could Yield Less by Midcentury »

May 1, 2014

Describes research by Woods Senior Fellow David Lobell on how genetic improvements have led to steadily higher corn yields, while corn yields have become more sensitive to drought

By Joel K. Bourne, Jr., National Geographic

Panel's Warning on Climate Risk: Worst Is Yet to Come »

March 31, 2014

Quotes Woods Senior Fellows Chris Field and David Lobell on findings of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that climate change is already responsible for major changes on every continent. Stanford played...

By Justin Gillis, The New York Times

Chipotle: Don’t Panic About Guacamole »

March 6, 2014

Quotes Woods Senior Fellow David Lobell on negative response of several crops to global warming, including avocados

By Amrita Jayakumar, Chicago Tribune

Snowfall No Longer a Sure Bet, Booming Ski Towns Fight Going Bust »

February 14, 2014

Quotes Senior Fellows Terry Root and Noah Diffenbaugh on the lack of snow at ski resorts

By Alan Neuhauser, U.S. News & World Report

Is Demand for Non-GM Soy Boosting ‘Green Agriculture’ in the Amazon? »

January 21, 2014

Cites research co-authored by Senior Fellow Eric Lambin

By Liz Kalaugher, Environmental Research Web

The Great Greening of the Global North »

November 19, 2013

A radio discussion on NPR's Boston station about how farming is changing due to climate change, including comments by Woods Senior Fellow David Lobell

By Tom Ashbrook, WBUR

Agricultural Ecologist: David Lobell »

November 13, 2013

Woods Senior Fellow David Lobell talks about what he does as an agricultural ecologist at Stanford University.

By Ryan Schleeter, National Geographic