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Tag: world hunger

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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'Millennium Goal' to End World Hunger Will Not Be Met

The UN’s Millennium Development Goal of ending global under-nourishment by 2015 will not be met, but a new set of “mega” initiatives are being implemented to achieve more efficient delivery of “research outputs” to speed agricultural development.