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Global Food Crisis

Agroecology: A Different Approach to Agriculture

Stéphane Le Foll | Posted 09.18.2014 | World
Stéphane Le Foll

As resources are becoming increasingly scarce, we must take it upon ourselves to make better use of them. I have always remembered that the most precious energy is that which we do not waste.

Start-Up Wins $1 Million to Tackle Global Food Crisis -- With Edible Insects

Neil Parmar | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Neil Parmar

And the $1 million Hult Prize for the best start-up idea that secures food for undernourished slum-dwellers goes to... a group of five students from Montreal, Canada, who want to grow, process and sell edible insects.

How to Triple Food Production in Africa

Pedro A. Sanchez | Posted 05.19.2013 | Impact
Pedro A. Sanchez

Food production is beginning to increase in Africa. The specter of massive hunger by a world population of 10 billion in 2050 is not as large as it once was.

Rock Star Caterer Talks Climate Change, Gender at UN Event

Zester Daily | Posted 05.15.2013 | Green
Zester Daily

Asked to speak on "A prosperous future for all: Gender, climate change and biodiversity in a globalized world," Zester Daily contributor Trine Hahnemann appeared recently on a United Nations panel in New York.

Climate Change and Mideast Insecurity: The Hidden Connection

Jonathan Marshall | Posted 12.26.2012 | World
Jonathan Marshall

For all the talk of violent threats to American security in Syria and North Africa, neither candidate has connected them to a powerful contributing cause: climate change.

Where Bacon Is Just the Beginning

Tom Arnold | Posted 12.03.2012 | Impact
Tom Arnold

For you and me, it likely means that our favorite breakfast sandwich has a higher price tag. But for the world's poorest people, even the slightest price increase can force families to sell the few assets they have and pull their children out school.

Global Food Price Emergency May Be Averted

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2012 | Home

(Repeats to additional subscribers) * USDA report paints less severe corn crop picture than feared * FAO says situation...

Vegetarian Diet Needed To Avoid Global Food And Water Crisis, Report Says

Posted 03.20.2013 | Green

A new report warns that unless the world's population adopts a vegetarian diet over the next 40 years, we may face a global food shortage crisis nothi...

Foreign Aid and Trade: A Balanced Approach to Promote Greater Food Security

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 07.28.2012 | World
Eva M. Clayton

This G8 summit was, yet again, a missed opportunity for international leaders to make a real commitment to long-term food security and support for African and developing world farmers.

Silent Emergency

Lauren Bush Lauren | Posted 04.30.2012 | Impact
Lauren Bush Lauren

Hunger is often called in the humanitarian aid world a 'silent killer.' Hunger kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria and TB combined. It goes without saying that food and water are the most essential things needed to sustain life.

Focus on the Food: The Middle East Looks To Sustainability for Answers

James Doran | Posted 04.22.2012 | World
James Doran

It is clear we also need to embrace technology to enable us to double or triple food production to meet our needs. It may not sound too tasty, but just yesterday a Dutch scientist unveiled what purports to be a hamburger grown in a test tube from bovine stem cells.

A Recipe For Fighting Child Malnutrition

Cat Cora | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Cat Cora

Every year, more than 2.5 million children globally die due to hunger and malnutrition. The exciting news is that this crisis is solvable. I saw that firsthand last week on a trip to Ethiopia.

Farmers Are Ready to Do Their Part on Climate Change

Kanayo F. Nwanze | Posted 04.16.2012 | Home
Kanayo F. Nwanze

The challenge of growing more food can be met only if sustainability is the foundation of approaches to food security and poverty reduction in every country and every community.

Tracking Microclimates Could Help Feed The World

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2012 | Green

* World needs to boost food production to meet demand * Tracking minute changes in climate can increase supplies By Rina...

Food Prices, Financial Crisis and Droughts

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 01.23.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Global food prices remain high and volatile, affecting the poorest countries the most. For millions who are already vulnerable, events like the droughts in the Horn of Africa add to their hardships while continued market turmoil increases uncertainty in the global economy.

First Things First: Prioritizing Efforts to End Deadly Hunger

Nan Dale | Posted 01.11.2012 | Impact
Nan Dale

If the rich countries of the world were to act collectively -- if we were to put first thing first -- we could, no doubt about it, end deadly hunger in the world.

Technology Is the Real Game Changer in the Fight Against World Hunger

Josette Sheeran | Posted 12.18.2011 | Impact
Josette Sheeran

This generation is part of something transformational and if we can harness the power of technology and social media, we can break the cycle of hunger once and for all.

Famine In The Horn Of Africa

Dion Nicole | Posted 11.01.2011 | Black Voices
Dion Nicole

Between Anderson Cooper, Bono, and the New York Times deigning to (at least briefly) put a story about famine on the front page, it seems the world has finally taken notice of the unfolding disaster in the Horn of Africa. It is about DAMN time.

Misuse of Food and Climate Data at Forbes

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 08.31.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

The heart of Patrick Michaels' Forbes piece seems to be that climate change will be good for food production, not bad. This is in contradiction to actual science on food and agriculture.

Eighty Percent of Vitamin C Is Imported from China. Is it Safe?

Dara O'Rourke | Posted 08.31.2011 | Green
Dara O'Rourke

The dangers of an increasingly globalized supply chain for food and drugs are already visible. With imports and scandals rising, and government funding decreasing, the FDA will have to focus their limited resources to protect public health.

PHOTOS: Is A Global Food Crisis Upon Us?

Posted 08.24.2011 | World

In the July issue of National Geographic, writer Charles Siebert takes an in-depth look the world's impending food crisis -- in order to feed our grow...

Feeding Frenzy -- No Winners in Coming Global Food Fight

Jan McGirk | Posted 07.23.2011 | Books
Jan McGirk

The Coming Famine, a sobering book by Julian Cribb, warns that global food security will become the overriding concern for all mankind by around 2050 unless corrective action is taken soon.

Food Prices May Soar to Crisis Levels

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Several trends, including aquifer depletion, severe soil erosion, rising temperatures and population growth, indicate that the world is headed toward a food security crisis today,

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

Marie Clarke Brill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marie Clarke Brill

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.