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We Just Can’t Wait for World Leaders to Fix Our Broken Food System

We Just Can’t Wait for World Leaders to Fix Our Broken Food System

by Laura Lee Cascada, Nital Jethalal & Anita Krajnc We’re facing an unprecedented “code red for humanity,” in the words of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres—yet global action has stagnated. The world’s eyes are upon the international body now that the curtains have closed on COP27, its annual climate change convention, held in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt, in November, and open at the Convention on[Read More…]

by 07/12/2022 Comments are Disabled Counter Solutions
WFP food distribution in Raymah (credit: Julian Harneis CC BY-SA 2.0)

An Engineered Food and Poverty Crisis to Secure Continued US Dominance  

In March 2022, 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 fertiliser prices were skyrocketing with supply chains being disrupted and added this is hitting the poorest the hardest and planting the seeds for political instability and unrest around the globe.[Read More…]

by 22/08/2022 Comments are Disabled World
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
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…]

by 15/04/2022 Comments are Disabled World
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…]

by 11/04/2022 Comments are Disabled World
An Inconvenient Truth:  The Peasant Food Web Feeds the World

An Inconvenient Truth:  The Peasant Food Web Feeds the World

In October 2020, CropLife International said that its new strategic partnership with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) would contribute to sustainable food systems. It added that it was a first for the industry and the FAO and demonstrates the determination of the plant science sector to work constructively in a partnership where common goals are shared. A[Read More…]

by 05/02/2022 Comments are Disabled World
The Right to Healthy Food: Comorbidities and COVID-19

The Right to Healthy Food: Comorbidities and COVID-19

In early 2020, we saw the beginning of the COVID-19 ‘pandemic’. The world went into lockdown and even after lockdowns in various countries had been lifted, restrictions continued. Data now shows that lockdowns seemingly had limited if any positive impacts on the trajectory of COVID-19 and in 2022 the world – especially the poor – is paying an immense price[Read More…]

by 15/01/2022 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
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Plastic And Salt Threat Soil, Food Security, Health And Environment, Says FAO

The quantity of plastic used in agriculture, food industries, livestock, etc. industries the world over is millions of tones each year. Asia is the largest user of plastic in these industries. Plastic pollution is a threat to food security. Excess salt in soil also puts food security at risk. Recent reports from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)[Read More…]

by 09/12/2021 Comments are Disabled World
Front-of-Pack Label regulation will be ‘good for India’

Front-of-Pack Label regulation will be ‘good for India’

I was in PM Modi’s constituency witnessing some changes and listening to demands for changes- all for the better. I got a chance to attend a public dialogue on Front-of-Pack Labelling (FOPL). FOPL is similar to the warning labels in tobacco products informing the consumers what they are about to intake. Sub-optimal or poor nutrition is escalating diet related non[Read More…]

by 04/12/2021 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
Time to Evaluate Front of Packet Labeling

Time to Evaluate Front of Packet Labeling

Poor diet is responsible for more deaths worldwide than any other risk factor, and is a leading cause of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Global estimates suggest that almost 2.3 billion children and adults are overweight. The growing availability of ultra-processed foods, which contain high levels of sugars, sodium, saturated fats and refined carbohydrates, is a key contributor[Read More…]

by 29/11/2021 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy