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Topical issue of the week: Digital revolution and food

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Last update:    May 2020

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

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More than 16.5 million hits since this website was created! (March 2020)

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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]


Acknowledgements would like to thank all those who provided their support and encouragement, particularly Andrew MacMillan, Jocelyne Recalde, George-André Simon, Hélène Basquin, Andrée-Anne Côté-St-Laurent, Byron Ponce Segura, Zeina Abadleh, Mathias Maetz, Andrea Ponce Juárez, Francesca Selvetti, Maria-Grazia Quieti, Jomo K. Sundaram, Coumba Sow, Frédéric Dévé, Jacques Du Guerny and Marie-Christine Tarby.

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Important Remark: this website often provides the opportunity to download files in pdf format. These files, in addition to be easy to save, contain additional information and references in foot notes.

Our headlines:

The selfish, the blind and the invisible: what COVID-19 tells us about our societies

A careful analysis of available information sheds light on us and our perception of the world around us. It offers some hints on how to enter effectively into the 21st century.



Opinion: Green Counter-Revolution in Africa?

by Jomo Kwame Sundaram.      

Many millions of dollars spent on fertilizers and seed subsidies in Africa have not delivered their promised outcomes. Agricultural input subsidies have benefitted agribusiness transnationals at the expense of farmers, consumers and governments.       [read]


COVID-19 and food: the economic and food crisis hits the more vulnerable - some insights

The COVID-19 crisis is beginning to seriously shake the food system throughout the world, pushing a growing number of people into food insecurity and tragedy.



Europe: Could the COVID-19 crisis contribute to a “reshoring” of production?   (New)

What exactly would reshoring mean? What would be its consequences? And what are the main obstacles of a movement that, for many, appears to be a solution to several of our problems? 



The COVID-19 dilemma: Health or the economy?   (New)

The world faces the “health - economy” dilemma. In poor countries, it means choosing between saving people from the pandemic or saving them from hunger. Some elements of the debate



Opinion: Reflections on the Impact on Human Capital of Two Pandemics : COVID 19 around the world and HIV/AIDS in Kenya   

by Andrew MacMillan.       (New)

While HIV/AIDS has been killing people in their prime, hitting able bodied workers, COVID-19 mainly kills ‘senior citizens’ who have no longer been working and it generates gigantic indirect costs.   [read]