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Food Fight - A "Vanguard" Special Report

Current TV’s “Vanguard” | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Current TV’s “Vanguard”


"Fantasy Dessert" Implicated in Worldwide Epidemic

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Moore Lappe

We're facing the biggest human rights crisis of my lifetime: The U.K.'s ActionAid estimates that current price spikes may have doubled the number of hungry and food-insecure people to 1.7 billion.

World Leaders Eat 18-Course Meal While Discussing Solutions To Global Food Crisis

Daily Mail | James Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just two days ago, Gordon Brown was urging us all to stop wasting food and combat rising prices and a global shortage of provisions. But yesterday th...

Just Who's Doing the Hoarding? Food Independence and Real Democracy

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Moore Lappe

The deepening high-food-cost crisis reveals the danger in an agricultural model dependent on imports. The end of hunger and real food security require provisioning from domestic resources wherever possible.

Hoarding Nations Driving Food Costs Even Higher

New York Times | KEITH BRADSHER and ANDREW MARTIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

At least 29 countries have sharply curbed food exports in recent months, to ensure that their own people have enough to eat, at affordable prices. Wh...

The Real Food Crisis

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Feffer

The current food crisis is an early warning, and it looks as though we're ignoring it -- there are ever more people to feed and a declining ability to feed them all.

Americans Feeling Pain At the Pump, But That's Only Half the Story

Andy Posner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andy Posner

Getting off oil is about figuring out how the world is going to feed, clothe, transport and provide energy and water for 9 billion people in a just, sustainable manner.

Destroying African Agriculture

Walden Bello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Walden Bello

African agriculture is a case study of how doctrinaire economics serving corporate interests can destroy a whole continent's productive base.

Bees Dying: What Happens To The Economy

The Daily Green | Kim Flottum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

People who keep bees commercially keep them to make a living. They take them far and near to fields and farms so the bees can pollinate the crops they...

BioFuel Backlash: Mexico's Poor Riot Over Tortilla Shortage

National Geographic News | Lorne Matalon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Tortilla maker Leticia Balino gathers a pile of the flatbreads in her shop in México City on January 10, 2007. The skyrocketing cost of corn--and th...

Food Crisis And Commodities Market: Private Investors Could Help, Then Hurt

New York Times | Diana B. Henriques | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Huge investment funds have already poured hundreds of billions of dollars into booming financial markets for commodities like wheat, corn and soybeans...

$30 Billion A Year To Solve Global Food Crisis, UN Says

International Herald Tribune | Elisabeth Rosenthal and Andrew Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Resolving the global food crisis could cost as much as $30 billion a year and wealthier nations are doing little to help the developing world face the...

UN Food Crisis Summit Asks, "Is Biofuel To Blame?"

BBC | Stephanie Holmes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The biofuel debate is electrifying the UN food price crisis summit in Rome, pitting nations against each other and risking transforming bioenergy - on...

Food, Fuel and Farming: the Sky's the Limit

Jacqueline Leo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jacqueline Leo

Think of agriculture on the 34th floor of a big city skyscraper: the environment benefits, there's the "buy local" idea... the Flatiron building could be a farm stand on the corner of 22nd and Broadway.

India Blames Fat Americans For High Food Costs

New York Times | Heather Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Instead of blaming India and other developing nations for the rise in food prices, Americans should rethink their energy policy -- and go on a diet. ...

Tens Of Thousands Of Somalis Riot Over Food Prices

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Troops fired into tens of thousands of rioting Somalis on Monday, killing two people in the latest eruption of violence over soaring food prices aroun...

Rising Grocery Prices Feed A Surge At Food Banks

Los Angeles Times | David Lazarus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Steven James, 43, works in finance, has multiple cellphones clipped to his belt and projects the air of a hardworking, successful sort of guy. And yet...

Americans Stockpiling Food Staples As Prices Rise

Washington Times | Patrice Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Farmers and food executives appealed fruitlessly to federal officials yesterday for regulatory steps to limit speculative buying that is helping to dr...

Is This The End Of Cheap Food?

Washington Independent | Mary Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A sharp spike in prices for wheat, corn, rice and other staples has sparked riots in Mexico and Egypt, marches by hungry children in Yemen and the spe...

Bay Area Shoppers Asked To Limit Rice Purchases

NBC 11 San Francisco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The price of a food staple -- rice -- is rising significantly, NBC11 reported. The price of rice has increased dramatically in recent weeks due to cr...