Hunger explained?

Hunger explained?


Topic of the week: Food safety

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Last update:    June 2022

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

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  3. -Forest resources

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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 sustainable world without hunger. [read more]


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A. MacMillan’s book, How to End Hunger in Times of Crises is now available here in ebook format and here in pdf format.


Protecting biodiversity: beautiful pictures concealing a reality made of violence and ineffectiveness  

If protection of biodiversity continues as is, the planet will progressively become a place where protected enclaves will coexist with a biologically impoverished environment less and less able to ensure the survival of humanity. [read]


Fisheries: can the world face a growing demand for fish while stocks are being depleted and environmental degradation accelerates?  

Rapid growth, central role of aquaculture, industrialisation of capture fisheries, impact of water pollution and climate change, are among the main features of the sector.



Governance: united to decide or divided to be ruled?  

The disaster that could have resulted from the Food Systems Summit was avoided because of a strong mobilisation. But the struggle is still ongoing...



Deforestation, climate change and consumption 

Forests are receding, tropical forests have become climatic time bombs, and consumption in rich countries, China and India, are causing deforestation in tropical areas.



Synthetic biology: solution or dangerous delusion? 

A techno-economic solution to fix the problems of our food systems.



Opinions: Out of Africa: Rich continent, poor people 

by Jomo Kwame Sundaram

The natural resources curse, capital flight, tax evasion, clientelism, “good governance” and economic liberalisation, result in the plundering of Africa. 



Opinions: Sanctions Now Weapons of Mass Starvation  (New)

by Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram.

Sanctions against Russia for its illegal invasion of Ukraine have not achieved their declared objectives. Instead, they are worsening economic stagnation and inflation worldwide, and exacerbating hunger, especially in Africa.  [read]


Opinions: From vanguard to rearguard - When econo-mystics

categorize reality as an uncertainty   (New)

by Materne Maetz.

Econo-mystics wish to preserve the prime role of economics, while physical, biological and political sciences and law have gained an expanded explanatory power of reality