A global food crisis: Worldwatch Institute released in January its report State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet. This report spotlights successful agricultural innovations and unearths major successes in preventing food waste, building resilience to climate change, and strengthening farming in cities. The report provides a roadmap for increased agricultural investment and more-efficient ways to alleviate global hunger and poverty. Drawing from the world's leading agricultural experts and from hundreds of innovations that are already working on the ground, the report outlines 15 proven, environmentally sustainable prescriptions.
Earlier editions of this report have extensively covered consumerism as well as global warming and economic issues.
One of the leading thinktanks on global issues and environment, Worldwatch Institute has been publishing annual research summaries since 1974, and now has an online portal for its vital signs benchmarking. It supports several blogs as well as covening a symposium every year in Washington, D.C.