from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services
The Global Food Crisis What's Behind It?
September 24, 2012
Deutsche Welle / Powered by NewsLook.com
Staple foods are becoming increasingly expensive. Wealthy western countries are largely unaffected by the problem but the developing world is badly hit.
People there are having to spend most of their income on food, and many can no longer afford even the basics. Meager harvests are not the only factors driving up food prices. We look at the roots of the problem.
last updated on 2015-03-30 at 6:42 am EDT
May 27, 2012
— It took some 10 million years for Earth to recover from the greatest mass extinction of all time, latest research has ... full story
Nov. 21, 2010
— Global carbon dioxide emissions -- the main contributor to global warming -- show no sign of abating and may reach record levels in 2010, according to a new ... full story
June 19, 2013
— Crop yields worldwide are not increasing quickly enough to support estimated global needs in 2050, according to a new ... full story
Sep. 1, 2010
— Global carbon dioxide emissions decreased in 2009, the first decrease recorded this decade. However, in China and India the emissions increased by 9 and 6 ... full story
Mar. 10, 2010
— The UK's main public funders of food-related research and training will today (11 March) join together to launch a new program aimed at meeting the challenge of providing the world's ... full story
Feb. 1, 2010
— As we begin the new decade, despite an abundance of food, worldwide, more than 1 billion persons are living with hunger. A Special Issue of Agricultural Water Management, "Investing in Water For ... full story
Jan. 22, 2009
— Microbes may well be the answer to our global energy crisis. By fermenting biomass to produce biofuels, they offer a possible climate-friendly solution to the anticipated shortfall in fossil fuel ... full story
Aug. 9, 2012
— Water's fate in China mirrors problems across the world: fouled, pushed far from its natural origins, squandered and exploited. Scientists look back at lessons learned in China and management ... full story
Number of stories in archives: 140,361