Food security

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The banks collapsed in 2008 – and our food system is about to do the same | George Monbiot
Massive food producers hold too much power – and the regulators scarcely understand what is happening. Sound familiar, asks Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

19, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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G7 to discuss action to break Russian blockade of Ukraine grain exports
Meetings in Germany will look at alternative routes to ports as ‘44 million people march towards starvation’

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

12, May, 2022 @1:39 PM

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Millions of tonnes of grain stuck in Ukraine, says German UN official
World Food Programme director says blocking of ports due to invasion means grain is ‘just sitting there’

Kate Connolly in Berlin

02, May, 2022 @2:05 PM

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America’s food deserts start seeing influx of healthy foods thanks to federal funds
American Rescue Plan funds are helping attract or revive stores in underserved neighborhoods and reservations

Matt Krupnick

29, Apr, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘The tuber man of Kerala’ on a quest to champion India’s rare and indigenous crops
Shaji NM has devoted his life to collecting and farming tubers such as yam, cassava and taro, and promoting them across the country

Monika Mondal

25, Apr, 2022 @5:15 AM

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Blue corn and melons: meet the seed keepers reviving ancient, resilient crops
In north-western New Mexico, traditional Indigenous farming methods are being passed down to protect against the effects of climate crisis

Samuel Gilbert in Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico

18, Apr, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Soaring food prices push more Cargill family members on to world’s richest 500 list
Fortunes of siblings James Cargill, Austen Cargill and Marianne Liebmann up a fifth this year

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

17, Apr, 2022 @2:07 PM

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‘We’re running out of time’: Dan Saladino on why the loss of diversity in our foods matters
His new book explores wild and endangered foods and explains how we lost so much in the blink of an evolutionary eye

Nina Lakhani in conversation with Dan Saladino

17, Apr, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Quarter of a billion people now face extreme poverty, warns Oxfam
Charity calls for debt cancellations for poorest countries to counter ‘worst collapse into poverty in memory;

Kaamil Ahmed

12, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Global food prices rise to highest ever levels after Russian invasion
World wheat prices soared by 19.7% in March as war in Ukraine disrupted Black Sea exports, FAO price index reveals

Kaamil Ahmed

08, Apr, 2022 @12:40 PM

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Zimbabweans abroad switch to food delivery apps to help family at home
As food prices soar, Zimbabwe’s diaspora are opting for delivery services rather than money transfers to help hard-hit relatives

Nyasha Chingono in Harare

06, Apr, 2022 @7:15 AM

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Global food price fears as Ukraine farmers forced to reduce crop planting
War means ‘breadbasket of the world’ faces unprecedented difficulty sowing, harvesting and exporting wheat and other produce

Tom Levitt and Chris McCullough

02, Apr, 2022 @6:30 AM

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