Hunger explained?

Hunger explained?


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Last update:    January 2021

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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Our headlines:

Sustainable food systems: 2021 may be a turning point for food, … or it may not    

Will 2021 be the year when the private sector will take the lead in thinking the future of our food? This would certainly have very serious implications in many respects.


WTO: deadlock in the negotiations for reducing subsidies encouraging overfishing   

Launched in Doha in 2001, relaunched following the approval of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, the negotiations on these subsidies are in a deadlock, while fishing stocks continue being depleted. [read]


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      (New)

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     (New)

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?    (New)

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