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The wheelings and dealings of the sugar industry revealed by three Californian researchers


The sugar industry knew the negative effects of their produce on health since the ‘60s but did everything possible to hide them.

Doesn’t the lack of trust of consumers towards a “system” supposed to protect them carry with it a serious political risk? [read]


Growing inequalities are a threat to world social and political stability

Since 1980, inequality increased in almost all countries. The main gainers of growth have been the small minority of the richest, losers have mainly been the middle-class in rich countries, which may explain political changes observed of recent in those countries. [read]

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Last update:    February 2018

I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will. (Antonio Gramsci)

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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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Are industrial megafarms the solution for feeding the world?


The answer is clearly “no” : they do not offer a sustainable solution to the food issue, be it from a technical, environmental, social or even economic perspective [read].



What future for the European Union’s Common Agriculture Policy beyond 2020?


Criticised for being inefficient and complex, will the CAP evolve and tackle the new challenges of European food and agriculture, while it is feared that negotiations will more likely focus on the balance of contributions vs. payments received by each Member State than on key issues that are so essential in the eyes of the European population? [read]



Seafood and tobacco blamed for being responsible for the high level of metal contamination of pregnant women in France


Food for thought as you decide on what you will have on you menu during the forthcoming holiday season! [read]

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