Hunger

One in seven people suffer malnourishment

One in seven people suffer from malnourishment, the head of the UN's food agency said  in a new report released ahead of a summit on sustainable development to be held in Rio de Janeiro June 20-22. The report calls on governments to invest in infrastructure and

June 01, 2012

Food prices may ease in 2012 but won't drop

More people are expected to go hungry in 2012.  New FAO chief says food prices may ease but won't drop in 2012. Slowing global economy is responsible for easing up the prices of some foods  but are unlikely to drop drastically from the high levels reached last

January 04, 2012

Extreme winter brings hunger to Afghanistan drought-affected provinces

More than 2 million Afghans are at risk of hunger and many are bracing to be stranded for months without help as the country prepares for a harsh winter. Save the Children and Oxfam agencies called for a redoubling of the aid effort to reach people in need before the

November 20, 2011

Feeding the world: Solutions for a Cultivated Planet

One billion people on Earth don't have enough food right now. It's estimated that by 2050 there will be more than nine billion people living on the planet. Meanwhile, current agricultural practices are amongst the biggest threats to the global environment. This means

October 12, 2011

Cholera epidemic spreads in famine-hit Somalia

A cholera epidemic is spreading in famine-hit Somalia, with alarming numbers of cases among people driven to the capital Mogadishu by a lack of food and water, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports. Cholera outbreaks have now been confirmed in several regions,

August 18, 2011

One of every seven people worldwide suffer from hunger

No one really knows how many people are malnourished. The statistic most frequently cited is that of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, which measures 'undernutrition'. The most recent estimate, released in  October 2010 by FAO,  says that 925

August 17, 2011

Crop failure compounds drought crisis in Afghanistan

Ongoing drought in northern, northeastern and western Afghanistan is likely to push 1.5-2 million more people into food insecurity this autumn, according to the UN World Food Programme (WFP).   This is in addition to the seven million country-wide already facing food

August 12, 2011

Scientists predict humans will be extinct within 100 years

Eminent Australian scientist Professor Frank Fenner, who helped to wipe out smallpox, predicts humans will probably be extinct within 100 years, because of overpopulation, environmental destruction and climate change.If past is prologue, 70,000 years ago the human

August 10, 2011

Severe drought causes famine in East Africa

Drought has plunged East Africa into the worst food security crisis Africa has faced in 20 years. More than 11.5 million people are currently in need of food aid in Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia. The number is projected to rise, and this image illustrates

July 25, 2011

1.3 billion tons of food wasted every year

According to staggering new statistics from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), roughly one-third of the food produced worldwide for human consumption is lost or wasted, amounting to some 1.3 billion tons per year. In the developing world, over

July 04, 2011

Famine and drought affect more than 10 million people across the East African region

With the UN warning that both East and the Horn of Africa have been hit by the worst drought in 60 years, international aid agencies have warned of an alarming gap in the food pipeline to reach those most in need. More than 10 million people are thought to be

July 02, 2011

Land splitting creates panic in Uttar Pradesh State of India

Indian scientist in the United States has cautioned that mysterious long widespread cracks observed in several places in the Indo-Gangetic plains could be due to motion of a massive granitic body underneath. Ramesh Singh, who had extensively studied the seismology in

June 22, 2011

20 signs of incoming global food crisis

In case you haven't noticed, the world is on the verge of a horrific global food crisis.  At some point, this crisis will affect you and your family.  It may not be today, and it may not be tomorrow, but it is going to happen.  Crazy weather and horrifying natural

May 18, 2011

1/3 of all food goes to waste while billions people starving

About one third of all food produced for human consumption goes to waste, according to a study commissioned by the United Nations food agency. That amounts to more than one billion tonnes of waste around the world every year.The study recommends that developing

May 12, 2011

World is "one shock away from a full-blown crisis"

Driven in part by higher fuel costs connected to events in the Middle East and North Africa, global food prices are 36 percent above their levels a year ago and remain  volatile, pushing people deeper into poverty. According to the latest edition of the World

April 18, 2011