Hunger explained?

Hunger explained?


Topical issue of the week: Food safety

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Last update:    October 2020

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

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  3. -Food and agricultural policy stakeholders

17.5 million hits since this website was created.   (September 2020)

In 2019, + 3% increase of the number of visits and + 8% of the number of hits

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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 Récalde, 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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Our headlines:

Opinions: Condemned to utopia ? Climate and democracy: changing our paradigm to preserve the climate and our future 

by Materne Maetz     

The creation of individual GHG emissions accounts will help foster our commitment to combatting climate change by connecting it to our daily life.   [read]


In France, organic is growing fast 

More than 70% of the French consume organic products at least once in a month, food habits change, but local supply has difficulties to meet a growing demand.



Facts and figures on world food insecurity - An alarming deterioration  

Despite reiterated commitments and a long series of declarations made by governments over decades, the world is off track: the end of hunger, of food insecurity and of all forms of malnutrition seems out of reach...



Opinions: Combatting climate change in our daily life 

by Materne Maetz      (New)

How to participate individually and effectively in the fight against climate disruption? How to relate what you do every day with the climate and become an actor of necessary changes?



Farmers: poisoned lives      (New)

Two testimonies demonstrate the difficulties met by new rural dwellers, particularly if they farm differently from local farmers.



Income inequality impacts on the level of greenhouse gas emissions and on vulnerability to the consequences of climate change     (New)

The more people are rich, the more they emit greenhouse gas; the more people are poor and less they emit greenhouse gas, but the more they are vulnerable to the consequences of climate change. The strategy to reduce emissions must take these inequalities into account.