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Food for Thought… Literally

Food for Thought… Literally

Our journey with food had a tumultuous start with our progenitors being banished from paradise for eating the forbidden fruit. Since then, food has been predominant in our existence, evolving with the evolution of humanity. The biological progression of human bodies and the development of our brains commenced with the discovery of food and progressed with the gradual expansion of[Read More…]

by 08/08/2022 Comments are Disabled World
WFP food distribution in Raymah (credit: Julian Harneis CC BY-SA 2.0)

Why Does the World Food Situation Appear To Be More and More Precarious?

In a statement on June 24, the UN-Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned,“ There is  a real risk that multiple famines will be declared in 2022.” He went on to add, “2023 could be even worse.” In a message to a meeting of representatives of several countries being held at Berlin, Mr. Guterres said that the world faces catastrophe because of[Read More…]

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Risk Of Food Crisis, G7 Pledges Help To Nations

Risk Of Food Crisis, G7 Pledges Help To Nations

The G7 leaders held a video conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday, promising to do more to help poor nations at risk of food crisis due to the conflict between Moscow and Kiev. Media reports said: Russia’s military operation in Ukraine has been “causing global economic disruptions, impacting the security of global energy supply, fertilizer and food provision, and[Read More…]

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Cost of the Ukraine War Felt in Africa, Global South 

Cost of the Ukraine War Felt in Africa, Global South 

While international news headlines remain largely focused on the war in Ukraine, little attention is given to the horrific consequences of the war which are felt in many regions around the world. Even when these repercussions are discussed, disproportionate coverage is allocated to European countries, like Germany and Austria, due to their heavy reliance on Russian energy sources. The horrific[Read More…]

by 02/05/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Avoid Banning Food Or Fertilizer Exports, WFP, IMF, World Bank and WTO Urge  Countries

Avoid Banning Food Or Fertilizer Exports, WFP, IMF, World Bank and WTO Urge Countries

The World Food Program, World Bank, International Monetary Fund and World Trade Organization on Wednesday called for urgent, coordinated action on food security, and appealed to countries to avoid banning food or fertilizer exports. In a joint statement, the leaders of the four institutions warned that the war in Ukraine was adding to existing pressures from the COVID-19 crisis, climate[Read More…]

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WFP food distribution in Raymah (credit: Julian Harneis CC BY-SA 2.0)

Food: World Prices Hit New High, Alerts UN

Global food prices jumped to a historic high last month on grain and edible oil supply woes brought about by the conflict in Ukraine, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Friday. The FAO said in a statement: “World food commodity prices made a significant leap in March to reach their highest levels ever, as war in the[Read More…]

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Harvests of Fear: The Emerging Global Food Crisis

Harvests of Fear: The Emerging Global Food Crisis

        As the Russian military’s aggression against Ukraine remains bogged down in the face of Ukrainian resistance and poor logistics, attention has turned to the invasion’s greater effects on the global economy. Given that global supply chains are still sluggish and with the specter of further COVID variants already haunting world trade, the war in Ukraine has[Read More…]

by 17/03/2022 Comments are Disabled World
 War and a “Hurricane of Hunger” – Transforming Food Systems  

 War and a “Hurricane of Hunger” – Transforming Food Systems  

On Monday, 14 March, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of a “hurricane of hunger and a meltdown of the global food system” in the wake of the crisis in Ukraine. Guterres said: “Food, fuel and fertilizer prices are skyrocketing. Supply chains are being disrupted. And the costs and delays of transportation of imported goods – when available – are at[Read More…]

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