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Global Food Crisis

When a Spark Ignites Fire: How Food Price Hikes Can Topple Governments and Undermine the Economy

Marie Clarke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marie Clarke

Without action to address the underlying causes of the global food crisis, history is destined to repeat itself. The road to food security can be paved with the following steps.

Sub Saharan Africa: Raising Its Profile on Global Food Security Issues -- Part One

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

Africa should be one of the leading regions in shaping global food security policies and feeding the future instead of others shaping it for Africa.

Addressing Global Food Production

Jose W. Fernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jose W. Fernandez

One way we can expand the benefits of biotechnology is to develop regulatory systems based on science, not politics. Impractical legal obstacles are stopping genetically-enhanced crops from saving millions from starvation.

A Tale of Three Cities: The Global Struggle Over Who Will End Hunger

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Holt Gimenez

The possibilities for unleashing the tremendous social dynamism and development potential of farmers and civil society in the war on hunger are more likely with the CFS process.

Food crisis in Sahel - Looking for food in anthills

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

Almost 10 million people across West Africa are facing a food crisis following erratic rains that have caused poor food harvests and water shortages. ...

You Can't Eat Potential

Glenn Denning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Glenn Denning

The global epicenter of chronic hunger is Africa. The good news is that hunger can be ended within a few years with targeted investments based on our current knowledge.

Obama and Governors Must Lead on Hunger Crisis

Billy Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Billy Shore

America does not lack food nor do we lack public food and nutrition programs. Kids who are hungry in America are hungry because they lack access to such programs. That is a solvable problem.

UN World Food Program Faces 'Dire Shortage'

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The UN food agency says it is facing critical funding shortages that have forced it to cut aid deliveries to millions of people facing starvation....

Ug99 Fungus: Wheat Stem Rust Threatens 80 Percent Of World's Wheat

LA Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The spores arrived from Kenya on dried, infected leaves ensconced in layers of envelopes. Working inside a bio-secure greenhouse outfitted with moti...

Restoring Dignity to Zimbabwe

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

While there is much talk about physical suffering like hunger and illness, we often overlook the psychological impact of poverty, particularly on the elderly and people with disabilities.

Food Crisis: Global Warming's Biggest Threat

Seattle Times | Sandi Doughton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When searing temperatures blasted Western Europe in 2003, more than 50,000 people died and harvests of wheat, animal fodder and fruit fell by up to a ...

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 ...

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.

$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...

The U.S. Farm Bill & the Global Food Crisis

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Terra Lawson-Remer

U.S. food "aid" is more a vehicle to dump excess U.S. production than a benefit for hungry populations.

Ethanol Production Forging Costly Link Between Food And Oil

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ethanol was once touted (and still is by some) as an effective way to slow global climate change, but that effectiveness is increasingly being questio...

Global Food Crisis Worst In A Generation, World's Poor Suffer Most

Washington Post | Anthony Faiola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

he globe's worst food crisis in a generation emerged as a blip on the big boards and computer screens of America's great grain exchanges. At first, it...