Hunger explained?

Hunger explained?


Topical issue of the week: Official Development Assistance

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Last update:    February 2021

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The ambition of this site, created in June 2013, is to try and inform on the food issue and to debunk myths on hunger (More on myths on hunger...) so that the honest citizens of the XXIst century that we are, are able to better understand the world around us and act in order to change it and make a reality of the utopia of a world without hunger. [read more]


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Materne Maetz’ novel

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Our headlines:

Asymmetric trade flows create a massive transfer of biophysical resources from poor to rich countries     

As money continously accumulates through trade in the hands of the richer countries, so do biophysical resources, to the detriment of the rest of the world and its development potential.         [read]


Every year, there are 385 million cases of unintentional acute pesticide poisoning, says a PAN study     

Pesticide poisoning causes death and may have chronic health consequences (loss of quality of life, loss of well-being, and loss of ability to work).



Mexico, first Latin American country to ban GMO maize and glyphosate    

A ban that represents a real challenge for the country, because of its many implications.



Farmer demonstrations in India: poor farmers against pro-liberalisation champion?  

This black and white picture could very well be a gross oversimplification of the complex Indian situation.



COVID-19: Is agriculture the main culprit?   (New)

Expansion of agriculture has a large role in the emergence of pathogens, but deforestation alone is not enough to cause a pandemic.



Opinion: Rethinking Food and Agriculture – New Ways Forward

by Andrew MacMillan    (New)

A review of the website that underpins the new book edited by Amir Kassam and Laila Kassam and an advocacy of inclusive and responsible ‘Conservation Agriculture-based Veganic Agroecology’.    [read]