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Food Shortages

U.N. Warns the Declining Bee Population Is Going to Devastate Our Food Supply

Grub Street | Posted 03.01.2016 | Green
Grub Street

(Photo: Patrick Pleul/dpa/Corbis) By Clint Rainey It's no secret that the world's bees are dying off in alarming numbers, but sometimes it's worth ...

Yemenis Face Terrifying Violence, Extreme Hunger

Antonia Sohns | Posted 09.01.2016 | World
Antonia Sohns

Yemen is in crisis. Over 20 million people, nearly 80 percent of the population, are in need of humanitarian assistance. Twelve million people have become food insecure since conflict in Yemen has escalated and 16 million people are without access to drinking water and sanitation.

Global Food System 'Woefully Unprepared' For Climate Change, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Brianna Elliott | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green

Coffee, almonds and apples are just a few foods whose continued production is under threat due to climate change. But the implications of a changing c...

Pentagon Calls Climate Change Impacts 'Threat Multipliers,' Could Enable Terrorism

Steve Horn | Posted 05.06.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

The U.S. Department of Defense released the 2014 version of its Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) Tuesday, declaring the threat of climate change impacts a very serious national security vulnerability.

Climate Change and the Church

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 09.22.2013 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

The crisis of global warming is the great granddaddy of all cultural crises. I care about gay marriage. Gun control looms large in my thinking. But such concerns shrivel in importance when I consider the fact that our planet may soon no longer sustain life as we know it.

In Cuba Paying a Few More Cents for Lunch... Hurts

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 07.17.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The internal Cuban economy suffers from a weakness such that the slightest price increase for a pound of steak or butter is enough to disrupt our fragile commercial framework. A few centavos added to the price of a food sends the thermometer of daily anxiety upward.

Food Banks Find New Ways To Fight Rising Costs, Including Charging For Produce

Posted 08.27.2011 | Home

Food banks around the country are implementing new policies to combat rising food costs and food shortages as more people are struggling to get enough...

Green News Report: November 18, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: BP made 'po...

Food -- The American Midwest at the Cusp of an Economic Renaissance

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

In the coming food shortages, the American Midwest will become the most crucial provider of food grains to the world, building on an already leading, but barely heralded position of leadership.

Food Shortages The Biggest Threat To Civilization: Scientific American

Scientific American | Lester R. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The biggest threat to global stability is the potential for food crises in poor countries to cause government collapse....

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 ...

Kenya Makes Urgent Plea To Help 10 Million Affected By Famine

DAILY NATION | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Kenya has made an international appeal for food aid to help alleviate famine affecting 10 million people. The Government requires Sh 32 billion to mee...

Fish Farming Innovations

Sunil Chacko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sunil Chacko

A private university in Japan, through government grants and in collaboration with an affiliated commercial entity, completely cultured near-extinct bluefin tuna -- a first for the world.

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...


Peter Clothier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Clothier

It's started. The recent BBC World News report on the startling rise in basic food costs throughout the world is alarming new evidence of the trouble we're in as a species.

Food Riots Skyrocket, World Leaders Have No Solutions

Wall Street Journal | BOB DAVIS, DOUGLAS BELKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Finance ministers gathered this weekend to grapple with the global financial crisis also struggled with a problem that has plagued the world periodica...