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The Guardian

Mozambique’s food riots – the true face of global warming

It has been a summer of record temperatures – Japan had its hottest summer on record, as did South Florida and New York. Meanwhile, Pakistan and Niger are flooded and the eastern US is mopping up after hurricane Earl. None of these individual events can definitively be attributed to global warming. But to see how climate change will play out in the 21st century, you needn’t look to the Met Office. Look, instead, to the deaths and burning tyres in Mozambique’s "food riots" to see what happens (...) read

date of on-line publication : 17 September 2010

How Goldman gambled on starvation

By now, you probably think your opinion of Goldman Sachs and its swarm of Wall Street allies has rock-bottomed at raw loathing. You’re wrong. There’s more. It turns out that the most destructive of all their recent acts has barely been discussed at all. Here’s the rest. This is the story of how some of the richest people in the world – Goldman, Deutsche Bank, the traders at Merrill Lynch, and more – have caused the starvation of some of the poorest people in the world. Read (...) read

date of on-line publication : 20 August 2010

La Via Campesina welcomes UN preliminary recognition of peasant’s rights

The international peasant’s movement La Via Campesina welcomes the preliminary UN recognition of the role and rights of peasants and small farmers in the world. The Fourth Session of the Advisory Committee of the UN Human Rights Council, who met in Geneva on 25-29 January 2010, adopted the report of the Advisory Committee titled “Discrimination in the Context of Right to Food” (A/HRC/AC/4/2). This report describes the marginalisation of peasants, rural women and traditional fishing, hunting, (...) read

date of on-line publication : 15 February 2010

One quarter of US grain crops fed to cars - not people, new figures show

One-quarter of all the maize and other grain crops grown in the US now ends up as biofuel in cars rather than being used to feed people, according to new analysis which suggests that the biofuel revolution launched by former President George Bush in 2007 is impacting on world food supplies. Read more read

date of on-line publication : 5 February 2010


FAO Summit: No new alternative for facing hunger

The human rights organization FIAN criticizes the final declaration of the World Summit on Food Security as a document that presents no new alternative for facing hunger and promoting the right to food. Read more read

date of on-line publication : 23 November 2009

Nyeleni 2007 : Forum for Food Sovereignty

> Forum for Food Sovereignty, 23rd - 27th February 2007, Sélingué (Mali)

An alliance of social movements has taken the initiative of organising an international meeting on food sovereignty in Mali in February 23-27, 2007. The principle of food sovereignty was first launched by Via Campesina in 1996 during the FAO World Food Summit which took place in Rome. Since then this proposal has started to play a key role in the debate on agriculture and alternatives to neo-liberal policies. Before the introduction of the concept of food sovereignty, food security was (...) read

date of on-line publication : 2 February 2007


Africa’s GM Dilemma

> July 2005, The Globalist (...)

"As Africa continues to struggle with civic wars, poverty - and AIDS - hunger remains the continent’s most critical problem. Promoters of genetic engineering believe that genetically modified organisms are the answer that will eradicate starvation. The other side questions the safety and nutritious value of GM foods, as well as its bend toward dependency. Amadou Kanoute, Africa Regional Director for Consumers International, offers his perspective." The article also continues with what Kanoute believes are the principale causes for hunger in Africa.
article originally appeared in The Nation  read

date of on-line publication : 1 December 2005

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