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Watch us explain how to feed the world and end poverty at the same time

How can the world feed itself more equitably, sustainably, and deliciously even as populations rise? It just takes 2.5 minutes to figure that out.

OK, so that may be overstating it slightly. Actually, the smartest people in the world have been trying to figure out how to insure that everyone on Earth can feed themselves reliably, and no one has ever come up with a working formula. The problems of hunger and poverty are wickedly difficult.

There are, however, some basic points of agreement for tackling these issues. I tried to pin those down in my series Hungry Hungry Humans. Through various forms of occult wizardry, Daniel Penner has squeezed the essence of that series into this 150-second video, beautifully illustrated by Amelia Bates. A little knowledge pill, complete with a spoonful of sugar. Enjoy.