Editor's Summary

5 June 2008

Food security: Famine or famine?


Paul Roberts' book The End of Food is timely, with food prices on the rise and talk of food shortages. Roberts thinks that the world's food supply system is heading for a disaster of cataclysmic proportions. Food security researcher Peter Timmer reviews the book, and our prospects, which, with the economic forces that have got us into this mess likely to dominate in the future, are not good.

Books and ArtsStaving off the global food crisis

doi:10.1038/453722a