food security

World Bank Dispossessing Rural Poor

World Bank Dispossessing Rural Poor

April 16, 2019

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury / IPS News. KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Apr 18 2019 (IPS) – The World Bank’s Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) project, launched in 2013, has sought agricultural reforms favouring the corporate sector. EBA was initially established to support the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, initiated…

How to prevent cooling from warming up the world

July 23, 2018

DW. Air conditioners and other cooling devices are critical for millions of people worldwide, particularly with rising temperatures. But while these appliances can save lives, they’re also big contributors to global warming.   On hot days, many of us automatically turn on the air conditioner or reach for a cold drink from the fridge without thinking twice…

How Climate Change will Reduce Crop Yields and Spike Food Prices

June 23, 2018

A new study shows how climate change will impact global food security, particularly by reducing crop yields and increasing crop yield volatility. This, in turn, will have a strong effect on the prices of basic staples, particularly corn and rice. We speak Michelle Tigchelaar, one of the report’s authors

Digital Superpowers Poised To Increase Global Inequities Under the Label of E-Commerce

November 20, 2017

Our World Is Not For Sale session at the 2017 World Trade Organization Public Forum exposes dangers ahead as giant superpowers in new technologies like Big Data and Artificial Intelligence seek further power under the guise of new E-Commerce rules at the WTO

‘Appetite for Destruction’: How Feeding Livestock Strains the Planet

October 22, 2017

We are eating more meat than at any other time in history, and the largest environmental impact actually comes from what the animals are being fed, says Duncan Williamson, food policy manager for the World Wildlife Fund UK

"The World According to Monsanto"

September 1, 2017
Tim Wise from the Small Planet Institute explains how a new seed policy in the southern African country of Malawi threatens farmers’ rights to save, exchange, and sell their seeds, and how a former Monsanto official turned out to be one of the policy’s co-authors

Speculation and Criminal Manipulation of Food and Commodities Prices

October 25, 2016
Kirtana Chandraeskaran of Friends of the Earth International explains why the UN Conference on World Food Security stopped short of recognizing that the industrial food sector is the greatest agricultural contributor to climate change

Decisive Action Needed to Resolve Food Crisis

February 12, 2013

Tim Wise and Sophia Murphy: More than a billion people without food security need action on speculation, biofuels, land grabs, climate change and low levels of public food reserves