Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Media Coverage: Food Security

Stanford researchers believe farming likely to impact greenhouse gas emissions »

November 25, 2017

Scott Fendorf's new study looks into the connection between farming and greenhouse gas emissions.

By Zhou Xin, Xinhua Net

Why Paying for Nutrition Saves Money on Health Care »

October 2, 2017

Sanjay Basu is mentioned in study in the correlation between eating habits and personal health care expenditures per year.

By Hilary K. Seligman, Seth A. Berkowitz & Sanjay Basu, Time

More carbon dioxide in atmosphere produces food crops shorn of nutrients »

September 11, 2017

Study by David Lobell is mentioned in correlation to increase C02 emissions in India, stripping away nutritional value of crops such as wheat and rice

By Charu Bahri, Hindustan Times

Trump nominated a climate denier as USDA chief scientist — here’s why that matters »

August 28, 2017

David Lobell is quoted on President Trump's nomination for USDA's Chief scientist

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

Nearly 60,000 suicides in India linked to global warming »

August 1, 2017

Marshall Burke is quoted discussing research similar to his on the contributing factors that climate change may have in suicide rates in India

By Alexa Liautaud, Vice News

A Change Is Gonna Come »

June 28, 2017

Becky-Chaplin research in improving LCA methods to better applied to agricultural commodities

By Dylan Danielson and Marie Donahue, Natural Capitol Project

Against Hunger and Poverty. Here's Why Scientists around the world are harnessing AI's data-mining ability in the fight against poverty. »

June 21, 2017

Marshall Burke is quoted on research done to improve agricultural in the places needed most

By Joseph Bennington-Castro, NBC News

Trump sees job gains in Paris exit. Trade wars could erase them. »

June 2, 2017

Introduces estimates by Marshall Burke on the monetary cost of pulling out of the Paris Agreement.

By Michelle Jamrisko, Chicago Tribune

Analysts: Leaving climate deal likely wouldn't add US jobs »

June 1, 2017

Cites study coauthored by Marshall Burke.

By Paul Wiseman, San Francisco Chronicle (via AP)

Meet the Moringa Tree, An Overqualified, Underachieving Superfood »

June 27, 2016

Quotes Senior Fellow David Lobell (Earth System Science)

By Amanda Little, The New Yorker

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...

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