Hunger explained?

Hunger explained?

 

Topical issue of the week: Digital revolution and food

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“Octuor”

Materne Maetz’ novel

(in French)

 
Our headlines:

Opinion: Rethinking Food and Agriculture – New Ways Forward

by Andrew MacMillan  


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]

 

The European Union’s challenging but imperative green transition  


Despite the Green Deal for Europe launched in December 2019, indicators show that EU’s food and agriculture are not on track for successful food and climatic transitions.


[read]

 

Urban Expansion and Agricultural Land. Should we agree to sacrifice workers’ gardens in Aubervilliers on the altar of the 2024 Paris Olympics? 


At global level, it is expected that the equivalent of three times the total area of land used for agriculture in the UK will have been sacrificed by 2030.   [read]

 

The digital revolution in food and agriculture

Exciting promises, mixed results and risky bet 


By making it possible for the market to gain access to the previously largely inaccessible domains of knowledge and decision making, ‘Big Data’ puts our food at risk.  


[read]

 

Responsible businesses or greenwashing?

The certification industry in support of multinationals 


More rigorous laws and certification processes might allow consumers to identify companies and products that respect satisfactory social, environmental and health norms.  


[read]

 

Opinion: Why the European Union should include Fair Prices in its policies by Ruud Bronkhorst   (New)


The European Commission (EC) is now preparing its Sustainable Corporate Governance proposal. It is foreseen that in this proposal, directives will be included about companies’ purchasing practices.    [read]

 

Opinion: Another False Start in Africa Sold with Green Revolution Myths by Timothy A. Wise and Jomo Kwame Sundaram   (New)


AGRA has clearly failed to improve agricultural productivity and farmers’ incomes in Africa. This failure remind us of the high opportunity costs of paths not taken.    


[read]

 

Opinion: Struggle for the Future of Food by Jomo Kwame Sundaram   (New)


Producers and consumers seem helpless as food comes under fast growing corporate control. If trends continue, food will be increasingly controlled by ‘hi-tech’, data processing, asset management and agribusiness corporations, at the expense of billions of farmers and consumers.        [read]