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Food Riots

UN: "I Hope These Facts Will Jolt People Into Action"

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

By 2050, the cost of food could rise between 3 percent to 84 percent. Yet at the same time, the world will have 2 billion more mouths to feed.

UN: "We're Talking About 20 to 30 Years From Now"

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

Although 2 degrees Celsius of warming is widely considered to be the upper safe limit, such a temperature rise will usher in changes not seen for some 115,000 years.

Haiti's Second Goudougoudou: The Global Food Crisis

Mark Schuller | Posted 12.02.2012 | World
Mark Schuller

Drawing parallels between rising food costs and the earthquake in Haiti redefines the word "disaster" specifically reminds us of its human causes -- and it is a clarion call for action, a warning of an impending humanitarian crisis.

The Climate of Truth

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 10.06.2012 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

Green energy already accounts for 16 percent of all electricity worldwide. And, with fewer climate change related disasters, we would save hundreds of billions of dollars per annum. So, if fossil fuels no longer make economic nor environmental sense, why aren't we beginning to phase them out?

Zach Carter

Gambling On Hunger

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since July, the price of corn has jumped 62 percent. Wheat has climbed by two-thirds, and soybeans are 38 percent more expensive. For ma...

Hunger for Change

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig K. Comstock

Sharply rising food prices have often meant trouble for governments, especially when people expect better and the cost of food is a big fraction of a...

Who Will Feed Egypt?

Robert Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Walker

While reports differ as to how extensive Egypt's grain reserves are, a shut off of grain imports would imperil Egypt's ability to feed itself.

Food Costs Highest Since 1990: U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization Report (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Up for the sixth month in a row and fueled by surging sugar prices and rises in cereals and oils, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Food...

This World Food Day, Rising Food Prices Are Back in the News. What's the World to Do?

Charles MacCormack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Charles MacCormack

Food price protests have at times shined a spotlight on the plight of the urban poor, which is real and must be addressed. But the world must also address the plight of rural poor, even if it's less likely to make headlines.

ReThink Review: DIRT! The Movie -- Love the Earth, Literally

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Earth Day has come and gone, and while many of us took time to think about our planet, we were probably focused on the things that happen on its surfa...

Poor Countries Blame Western Biofuels For High Food Prices

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Western countries are feeling political and moral heat from poor countries over their use of biofuels. The New York Times reports: The idea of turn...

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...

Egypt Grants Bonuses After Deadly Food Riots

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MAHALLA EL-KOBRA, Egypt — Egypt rushed Tuesday to grant bonuses to workers after two days of deadly riots over high food prices and low wages wr...