Nearly 50% of all deaths of children under the age of five are from malnutrition, according to new research published in the Lancet. A world hunger summit was just held … [Read full article]
Global Crisis Wrap-up (Global Crisis Series)
There are many causes that could create a global crisis, from food shortages to financial shortfalls to the effects of global warming and climate change. But the biggest concern is … [Read full article]
Food — Not for Everyone
Today is Blog Action Day, and the topic this year is Food. I could write yet another article packed full of statistics on:
– our current and growing food crisis.
– the important link between global warming and food insecurity, or climate change and food safety.
– the important link between peak oil and rising food prices (and starvation and political unrest and so on).
– the horrors of factory farming (and its relationship to climate change).
Or, I could write on simple ways you can green your food.
But, for some reason, I don’t feel enthusiastic about delving into those topics today. Maybe it is due to the global consciousness focusing more on this issue today. Maybe it is due to the overwhelming sadness that comes with thinking about all those starving children and adults around the world.
The fact of the matter is: people die every day because they don’t have enough food…
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Climate Change, Conflict & Ill Health Linked, Pose 'Grave Threat'
” Climate change poses an immediate and grave threat, driving ill health and increasing the risk of conflict, such that each feeds on the other.” asserts a new report in the British Medical Journal by a group of UK defense, medical and public health officials.
UN Humanitarian Chief Focuses on Drought Stricken Africa
The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, has wrapped up a visit to Kenya and Somalia, again voicing concern that attention needs to be … [Read full article]