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.
AFP (Dec. 8, 2015) Severe drought caused by El Nino has caused a worsening food crisis in Ethiopia that means 5.75 million children face critical food shortages and 400,000 are at risk of developing acute malnutrition ... watch video
Xinhua News Agency (Oct. 25, 2012) A World Bank report released on Wednesday said Africa's farmers could grow enough food to feed the continent and avert future food crises if countries remove cross-border restrictions on food ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Sep. 24, 2012) The impact of climate change on international food production has long been underestimated. New studies looking at the effects of extreme weather scenarios on global food prices in 2030 project that ... watch video
AP (July 2, 2014) A rocket carrying a NASA satellite lit up the pre-dawn skies Wednesday on a mission to track atmospheric carbon dioxide, the chief culprit behind global warming. NASA lost a similar satellite in 2009 ... watch video
AP (Dec. 8, 2015) As world leaders tackle climate change at an international conference in Paris, a Georgia family is trying to raise the profile of an issue experts say directly impacts global warming recycling. The ... watch video
AP (Jan. 26, 2016) Scientists behind a Doomsday Clock that measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm say the world is still under grave threat. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced on Tuesday that the ... watch video
CBC (July 3, 2013) Climate analysts and scientists at Simon Fraser University say that subtle shifts in annual weather patterns are now compounding, and that we could be headed for a food ... watch video
Reuters - Business Video Online (Apr. 16, 2014) Crocodile farming has been a challenge in Zimbabwe in recent years do the economic collapse and the financial crisis. But as Ciara Sutton reports one of Europe's biggest suppliers of skins to the ... watch video
Apr. 27, 2016 Rainwater may play an important role in the process that triggers earthquakes, according to new research. Researchers have identified the sources and fluxes of the geothermal ... read more
Apr. 27, 2016 A new study found that vulnerability of deep-sea biodiversity to climate change's triple threat -- rising water temperatures, and decreased oxygen, and pH levels -- is not ... read more
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Oct. 8, 2014 Novel use of UK national data finds a growing gap between the prices of more and less healthy foods between 2002 and 2012. Healthy foods in 2012 are three times more expensive per calorie than less ... read more
May 29, 2014 Global malnutrition could fall 84 percent by the year 2050 as incomes in developing countries grow -- but only if agricultural productivity continues to improve and climate change does not severely ... read more
May 9, 2011 The production of sustainable, locally grown foods is key to providing long-term food security for communities, according to a new study. The research highlights strategies, including community ... read more