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Climate and the Food Crisis | Counterpunch

Global Warming, Grain Prices and Food Speculators by ROBERT HUNZIKER The Age of Disruptive Climate Change, and its impact on the supply of food, is a major source of modern-day uprisings, toppling governments around the world. The United States is “the breadbasket of the world,” and the largest exporter of corn, soybeans, and wheat, accounting for one in every three ...

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GM crops promote superweeds, food insecurity and pesticides, say NGOs | The Guardian

Genetic engineering has failed to increase the yield of any food crop but has vastly increased the use of chemicals and the growth of “superweeds”, according to a report by 20 Indian, south-east Asian, African and Latin American food and conservation groups representing millions of people. The so-called miracle crops, which were first sold in the US about 20 years ...

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Poverty and food insecurity rise in the US | Al Jazeera English

After touring food banks across Tennessee, Marcia Wells was not surprised by the latest statistics showing that more Americans are living in poverty today than at any time since the Census Bureau began first publishing the number 52 years ago. In the US, 2.6 million people fell into poverty last year, the bureau reported on Tuesday. There are now 46.2 ...

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Food prices to double by 2030, Oxfam warns | The Guardian

The average price of staple foods will more than double in the next 20 years, leading to an unprecedented reversal in human development, Oxfam has warned. The world’s poorest people, who spend up to 80% of their income of food, will be hit hardest according to the charity. It said the world is entering an era of permanent food crisis, ...

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Horn of Africa: CARE calls for more attention to severe food insecurity | ReliefWeb

Almost 8 million people in need of emergency assistance/Long and short-term measures must be complementary Geneva, May 15, 2011. CARE, a leading international humanitarian organization, calls for the international community to respond to the current and recurring food insecurity in countries in the Horn of Africa. Almost eight million people in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are severely affected by ...

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East Africa: Below-average March to May rains forecast, current crisis likely to worsen | Famine Early Warning System Network

Extremely poor performance of the October to December short rains in the eastern Horn of Africa has led to crop failure in the marginal agricultural areas and rapid depletion of water, graze, and browse in pastoral areas. This has resulted in significant deterioration in food security conditions. Forecasted warmer-than-normal surface temperatures in northern Kenya, Somalia, and southeastern Ethiopia are likely ...

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Pakistan could see Tunisia-style unrest: Red Cross | Reuters via AlertNet

NEW DELHI, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Food insecurity caused by devastating floods in Pakistan could eventually lead to social unrest similar to that seen in Tunisia, the head of the international Red Cross federation warned on Monday. Increasing disasters and conflicts across the world and shrinking aid from traditional Western donors meant emerging economies like India, China and Brazil should ...

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