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The Hunger Opportunity

The World Bank estimates that, as of 2008 (2004 statistics), there are about 982 million poor people in developing countries who live on US$ 1 a day or less (World Bank, Understanding Poverty, Chen 2004). The most recent United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimate states that 854 million people worldwide are undernourished. This […]

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Elusive Commodities, Starving Masses and Ruthless Speculators

In recent months, the food crisis has increasingly been in the news. There have been riots in many different countries all over the world including Mexico, Egypt, India and Yemen due to the increase in food prices. Even though these riots have only happened recently, the increase in food prices has been building since 2005. […]

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The Grains of Truth in Crises: Food For Personal Thought

We are living in a global food catastrophe that will be more crippling than anything the world has ever seen. The credit crunch and the reverberations of soaring oil prices around the world will pale in comparison to what is about to transpire. The greatest demand challenge is not oil – it has yet to […]

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Global Briefs May-Jun 2008

Governments Must Take Collective Action: Amnesty International Human Rights Report 2008 Amnesty International (AI) recently released its 2008 State of the World’s Human Rights Report. This report reveals that sixty years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations, people are still tortured or ill-treated in at least 81 countries, […]

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