Food security

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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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UN food summit will be ‘elitist’ and ‘pro-corporate’, says special rapporteur
Michael Fakhri says Thursday’s meeting will not be promised ‘people’s summit’ on tackling world’s nutrition crisis

Karen McVeigh

22, Sep, 2021 @1:03 PM

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‘Ecofeminism is about respect’: the activist working to revolutionise west African farming
Mariama Sonko is an unstoppable force who continued her work even when she was ostracised by her community in Senegal

Ricci Shryock in Casamance

22, Sep, 2021 @7:01 AM

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Most infants in 91 countries are malnourished, warns Unicef
Climate crisis, conflict and Covid stunting progress on nutrition, UN says on eve of food security summit

Kaamil Ahmed

22, Sep, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Livestock industry lobbying UN to support more meat production
Meat and dairy groups threaten to stop contributing to international summit on food sustainability after critical voices invited

Sophie Kevany

21, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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