Small farms are the key to global food security in the 21st century, the UN has announced.
These days, living in a global village of sorts, we can easily take for granted the wide variety of foods we have access to and relatively low food prices. However, as the United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog (USAFLPB) notes, global food supply may be approaching its limit, we are currently seeing considerable price increases, and we could see much more in the future.
A recent article in NZ Herald News discusses the looming food crisis and how it might become the world’s biggest problem in the decades to come. “If the world doesn’t act now, [ … ]
If there existed a local food that was high in protein, calcium and other vitamins, that would help reduce greenhouse gases from agriculture, and was available in thousands of different [ … ]
As many as 2 billion people worldwide are iron deficient. This is particularly a problem in developing countries, but it is by no means limited to them. Iron deficiency is [ … ]
[social_buttons] From what I read and hear, I’m convinced that there are three groups which tend to over-estimate the global role of Monsanto. These include: Monsanto’s many detractors Monsanto’s admirers, [ … ]
In a meeting to discuss food security, the head of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization Jacques Diouf announced another 40 million people globally were pushed into hunger in 2008. [ … ]
Recently, talking about the food crisis globally on our sister site Feel Good Style, I also thought about these same issues domestically, here in the United States, and rediscovered Feeding [ … ]
I hate throwing anything away, especially food, and every time I do, I remind myself that there are starving people in the world and that I should be a little [ … ]
© Elena Elisseeva | Dreamstime.com Magic Mushrooms Shiitake Mushrooms may contain compounds that improve the function of the immune system. The compounds are called high-molecular-weight polysaccharides (HMWP) are more prevalent [ … ]
A great resource on the food crisis is Raj Patel’s site, Stuffed and Starved. He is the author of a book by the same name, which was published in 2007. [ … ]
Here’s a look at a few interesting headlines as the world deals with the food crisis and debates on food technology. Food Aid Also Gives a Helping Hand to GMO [ … ]
Headlines from today’s White House press conference included a quote from President Bush encouraging Americans to eat local. It caught me a bit off guard. Putting the comment back into [ … ]