Topical issue of the week:  World hunger

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Last update:    April 2019

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Our headlines:

In the global food system, the “farm-tech revolution” could shift the balance of power to the detriment of the weakest (New)


Increased efficiency, less costs and waste, but also greater concentration of power and accelerated marginalisation of the weakest... [read]

 

How far will financial speculation go? After prices, pandemics - What next…? (New)


Perverse financial instrument, the Ebola “pandemic bonds” of the World Bank have paid, in two years, more than $110 million to speculators, while only $20 million were used to fight against the on-going pandemic in DRC. [read]

 

To manage sustainably our water resources, we need to change our food consumption (New)


Did you know that in France people use for their food more than ten times the water utilised for satisfying daily needs for hygiene and sanitation? [read]

 
 

Opinions: World Bank dispossessing rural poor by Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury. (New)


By promoting private investment in agriculture, the World Bank commodifies land and accelerates the dispossession of family farmers of their main source of livelihood. [read]