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Food Shortage

Africa's Seat at the Table

President Abdoulaye Wade | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
President Abdoulaye Wade

Battling global warming, the economic crisis, food and energy shortages, and AIDS and malaria requires co-partners, not post-colonial relationships.

Copenhagen -- You Can't Talk Climate Without Talking Water

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

The effects of climate change are all about water. By failing to tie these effects together by this single, cogent thread, delegates to Copenhagen are failing those they represent.

Guatemala Declares Hunger Crisis

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom has declared a "state of public calamity" to try to mobilise funding to tackle severe food shortages in the country....

Is Technology The Problem Or The Answer To Our Food Production Woes?

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The world's food production needs to double by 2050 to feed the world's growing population. But over this period, climate change, reduced access to w...

Chavez Reign Threatened By Food Shortages, Inflation

The Miami Herald | Tyler Bridges | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Desiree Pereira couldn't decide among the squash she was squeezing at a food stall on Tuesday. Pereira expressed no uncertainty, however, when asked ...

Why Bananas are a Parable For Our Times

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Johann Hari

Bananas are dying. Soon -- in 5, 10 or 30 years -- the yellow creamy fruit as we know it will not exist.

Financial Meltdown Escalates Global Food Crisis

Washington Post | Ariana Eunjung Cha and Stephanie McCrummen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As shock waves from the credit crisis began to spread around the world last month, China scrambled to protect itself. Among the most extreme measures ...

Biofuels: Good or Bad?

Vinod Khosla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Vinod Khosla

Discussing biofuels is like discussing drugs: society recognizes the difference between aspirin and cocaine and we should also be cognizant of differences in biofuels.

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...

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...