Hunger explained?

Hunger explained?


Topical issue of the week: Digital revolution and food

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Last update:    October 2019

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]


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, 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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Our headlines:

Obstacles to transition - Why is it so difficult to make our food system

more sustainable and climate-friendly?  (New)

An analysis of historical, ideological and structural obstacles of a transition towards a more sustainable and climate-friendly food system.



What causes massive forest fires : greed or poverty?


The planet’s “oxygen factory” is threatened by greed, poverty, inappropriate policies, the non-enforcement of laws and climate change



Opinion: Beware High-Fat Diets  (New)

by Wan Manan Muda and Jomo Kwame Sundaram

High fat diets have not only contributed to the overweight and obesity pandemic, but may also cause damage to the brain and brain functioning.



New evidence of widespread human and labour rights violations in our food chains (New)

The “relentless drive to cut costs and maximise profits”, cutthroat competition and the need to offer attractive prices for consumers are the main causes of the intolerable living and working conditions imposed on a multitude of workers producing our food.  



The triple burden of malnutrition is getting heavier in the world,

says UNICEF   (New)

The triple burden of malnutrition - undernutrition, hidden hunger and overweight – threatens the survival, growth and development of children. 



Urbanisation of hunger: the rural drift drives hunger to the cities


Once in the cities, most rural migrants are very vulnerable. More than 60% of the money they earn will go straight into the purchase of food.