In 1990 the United Nations forecast that world population would peak at around 11 billion by the middle of this century. Now many experts believe the peak will be closer to 8 or 9 billion people. Is this slowing of global population growth good news for the earth's environment? Or do we still need to worry about the dangers of overpopulation and overconsumption? Peter Robinson speaks with Paul Ehrlich and Steven Hayward.
European lawmakers want to protect their favorite regulations—effective or not, now and forever. By James Huffman.
This year’s “killer tomato” scare should put food-safety remedies like irradiation and genetic modification back on the menu. By Henry I. Miller.
A stranglehold on food and medicine