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Beekeeping relieves land degradation in Kyrgyzstan
A food price crisis, if not in name
With the lack of consensus on the cause of the last food crisis and currently mounting prices, the FAO's call for more rigorous analysis seems rather urgent.
GM crops key to human survival says UK chief scientist
Dr. John Beddington thinks that opposing Genetically Modified crops on ethical grounds is no longer justified.
Local innovation to help nourish the planet
Speculation about any future global food crisis aside, here are some inspiring examples of agricultural innovation from the Nourishing the Planet blog.
All they wished for was meat and soda
Food prices are again making headlines worldwide and Ugandans, already strapped with drought and devalued currency, felt the effects this holiday season.
World Food Day: don’t just get mad about hunger
By eating locally and reducing food waste, even those in lands of plenty can do a small bit to help reduce world hunger.
Rethinking a weed: the truth about amaranth
A ‘superweed’ that has developed herbicide immunity is in fact cousin to a superfood. Why are we trying to zap it instead of studying its potential?
Farming in the concrete jungle
UN University agriculture researcher finds out the costs and benefits of growing her own vegetables in Tokyo's urban sprawl.
Transition Town Totnes plans for energy descent
The launch of the Totnes Energy Descent Plan is an event that we should all follow with great interest.
A Thousand Suns: the view from Ethiopia’s Gamo Highlands
Externally driven agricultural pressures threaten an ancient and sustainable way of living.
Resilient Bangladesh: Mapping local solutions
This second video of the series shows how the people of Bangladesh are tackling local problems like less predictable rainfall.
The population paradox
In addressing resource scarcity and climate change, it is meaningless to talk of limiting population without scaling back consumption.
Links to local food
Growing crops on golf courses can become a valuable local solution to problems like food self-sufficiency and community health.
Farmers market comes to the UNU
The farmers market at United Nations University is part of a global movement towards more organic, seasonal and local food.
Our World 2.0 — 2009 in review
Our World 2.0 looks back and says: while 2009 was a year of global talk in many instances, the growth of grassroots action bodes well for 2010.
Food for all people
Non-profit organisation Second Harvest is doing something about the heartbreaking levels of food waste that occur in affluent countries like Japan.
2009 World Summit on Food Security
World leaders meet to try and address the world food security challenge and restore faith in market mediated food security.
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