Daily Archives: June 1, 2011

Global food crisis: Towards a ‘doubly green’ world

To feed the world we need agricultural systems that are not only productive, but also sustainable and equitable People tell me I’m an optimist. But right now this optimist is scared. We are facing some formidable challenges: 1 billion people … Continue reading

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Global food crisis: Palm rush proves costly for Guatemala’s small farmers

The pursuit of palm oil profits by agribusinesses in Guatemala is fuelling a food crisis for the poor The area of¬†Guatemala¬†given over to palm plantations to produce agrofuel increased by 146% between 2005 and 2010, according to estimates by the … Continue reading

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Global food crisis: Counting the real cost of biofuels

A perfect storm of factors has driven the breathtaking rates of inflation and volatility in food markets over recent years, but biofuels have been the game changer This year, 40% of America’s corn crop will go into car engines rather … Continue reading

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Broken food system and environmental crises spell hunger for millions. Oxfam launches global GROW campaign

A broken food system and environmental crises are now reversing decades of progress against hunger according to new Oxfam analysis. Spiralling food prices and endless cycles of regional food crises will create millions more hungry people unless we transform the … Continue reading

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Jeffery Sachs on Sustainability, Development and the Global Food Crisis

Video from UN General Assembly on environmental sustainability and roadmap to @UN_Rioplus20

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