Food security

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‘We need to break the junk food cycle’: how to fix Britain’s failing food system
The long read presents Reconstruction after Covid: From ultra-processed junk to failing supply chains and rocketing food poverty, there are serious problems with the way the UK eats. Will the government ever act?

Bee Wilson

30, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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There’s a brutal conflict in Ethiopia. My family there ask: why does no one hear us? | Magdalene Abraha
People in Tigray are crying out for the world’s help, as war has left them starving and fearing for their lives, says publisher Magdalene Abraha

Magdalene Abraha

17, Nov, 2021 @12:41 PM

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‘Countdown to catastrophe’: half of Afghans face hunger this winter – UN
An economic crisis aggravated by conflict and drought have caused a collapse in food security since the Taliban takeover

Stefanie Glinski in Kabul and Kandahar

25, Oct, 2021 @1:15 PM

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Fears global energy crisis could lead to famine in vulnerable countries
One of world’s biggest fertiliser producers calls for action as high gas prices force it to slash production

Sarah Butler and Jillian Ambrose

20, Oct, 2021 @5:41 PM

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UN development goal of zero hunger ‘tragically distant’, global index shows
Campaigners fear climate breakdown, Covid and violent conflict are threatening any progress made in food security in recent years

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

14, Oct, 2021 @9:01 AM

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Cop26 must not overshadow Kunming: we need joint climate and biodiversity goals | Ma Jun
Ecosystem collapse is as much a threat as the climate crisis, but valuing nature will help us meet these challenges

Ma Jun

11, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Genetically modified food a step closer in England as laws relaxed
Government removes costs and red tape in go-ahead for more trials of gene edited crops

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

29, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Thinktank calls for carbon trading desk for small farmers and climate-focused livestock research
The Grattan Institute’s report on agriculture says farmers should directly benefit from efforts to curb emissions, currently 15% of Australia’s total

Natasha May

26, Sep, 2021 @5:31 PM

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Cop26: Women must be heard on climate, say rights groups
Those worst hit by global heating are left out of talks, says feminist coalition calling for systemic change

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

25, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Salt-tolerant crops ‘revolutionise’ life for struggling Bangladeshi farmers
As sea levels rise, growers are employing innovative methods to adapt to saline soils

Redwan Ahmed

24, Sep, 2021 @5:01 AM

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‘Corporate colonization’: small producers boycott UN food summit
Small-scale farmers and Indigenous groups say big ag offers only false and self-interested solutions

Nina Lakhani in New York

23, Sep, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Small farmers have the answer to feeding the world. Why isn’t the UN listening? | Elizabeth Mpofu and Henk Hobbelink
We’re among the thousands boycotting the UN food summit – it’s been hijacked by corporate interests while the voices of small-scale farmers go unheard

Elizabeth Mpofu and Henk Hobbelink

23, Sep, 2021 @6:01 AM

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