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2009-04-14 10:37:00

WASHINGTON, April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bread for the World President Rev. David Beckmann called on the agriculture ministers of the world's eight richest countries to ensure that more resources are made available to small farmers in order to avert a permanent food crisis. "Averting a permanent food crisis will require more than doubling agricultural output. Who produces food is as important as how much is produced," said Rev. Beckmann. "Increasing production in the regions of...

2008-10-09 06:00:29

From 22 July to 2 August, Pyongyang Korean Central Television (KCTV) via Satellite in Korean broadcast a series of propaganda programmes in response to the prevalent global food crisis. The series addressed the severity of the food crisis both at home and abroad, and emphasized "self-reliance" and "self-sufficiency" to surmount the crisis, introducing ways to attain better harvest. The television series was carried via an extremely rare vehicle called "intensive broadcast (Koreasn:...

2008-10-07 03:00:17

By Coonan, Clifford AS THE WORLD'S POPULATION INCREASES, ENERGY, WATER AND LAND ARE BECOMING SCARCE, CREATING A POTENTIAL FOOD CATASTROPHE ACROSS THE PLANET Li Yue runs a small restaurant in Beijing's Chaoyang district, selling noodles and fried rice to construction workers from the nearby sites and also to the growing army of white-collar workers from the surrounding offices. But she finds that ingredients are getting more expensive. "Rising food prices make it much harder to run a...

2008-09-25 17:46:36

Excerpt from report by state-owned Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) radio on 25 September [Presenter] His Excellency the president, Dr Bingu wa Mutharika, has said the current food crisis that has rocked the world poses a new threat to the stability of social framework and economic prosperity of all countries in the world, especially the small nations. President Mutharika was addressing the on-going United Nations General Assembly in New York. In a speech, which he titled The...

2008-08-06 09:00:41

Excerpt of report headlined "Food crisis at its worst" published by Nepalese newspaper Rajdhani on 6 August Kathmandu, 5 August: An international report says hundreds of thousands of people in Nepal are suffering from food crisis. As reports about food shortage come in from the Karnali region [in midwestern and farwestern Nepal], a report prepared jointly by the UN World Food Programme [WFP] and Nepal Development Research Institute says that at least 2.5m people in rural parts of the...

2008-08-05 00:00:23

By Scott Russon Dr Geoff Andrews, the author of a new book on the Slow Food movement, tells Scott Russon why politicians must focus on long- term, localised solutions to the global food crisis The first in-depth study of the politics of the Slow Food movement has been published by Dr Geoff Andrews, a social scientist at the Open University, whose background is in the history of political ideas and Italian politics. Coming at a time of rising food and oil prices, The Slow Food Story:...

2008-07-29 03:01:08

By Naim, Moises There are many culprits we can blame for higher food prices. But the poor isn't one of them. The spike in food prices is a global crisis, and it is destabilizing politics and economics everywhere. Food prices have doubled in the past two years, and most signs indicate they will stay high. Not surprisingly, the poor will bear the heaviest burden. Household surveys show that the poor already devote half of their spending to food. Inevitably, this percentage will rise sharply,...

2008-07-24 03:00:45

In a rare vehicle, Pyongyang television carries a programme detailing the causes and consequences of the global food crisis and exhorting viewers to attain "self-sufficiency in food" by concentrating on farming with their "own strength." This programme is aired on 22 July, the day DPRK media gave extensive coverage to a single detailed report on the global food crisis. At 1044 gmt on 22 July, Pyongyang Korean Central Television (KCTV) via Satellite in Korean carries an approximately...

2008-07-18 03:00:36

By Palmberg, Elizabeth 10 factors that led to the world food crisis (and how to keep it from happening next time). The writer of the biblical book of Revelation, commenting on a Roman food crisis, expressed outrage that a day's wage was not enough to feed a laborer's family. Part of the problem was that local grain production had been undercut by cheap Egyptian imports and the greater profitability of livestock feed, while the province of Asia saw food staple prices rise because grain was...

2008-07-12 06:00:21

Text of report by North Korean newspaper Nodong Sinmun on 7 July [7 July Rodong Sinmun unattributed article: "Efforts to Resolve the Food Problem"; The full-text vernacular of this article is attached in PDF format.] A while ago, the "End Hunger: Walk the World 2008" march was carried out in Smart Village, in the western suburbs of Cairo, the capital of Egypt. An official at the UN Information Centre in Cairo said that the purpose of this march was to raise money to provide meals for the...


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