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Category: Food Security :: Famine
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Madagascar drought threatens 250,000 children 25.4.2009 Boston Globe: Latest
Up to 250,000 children are at risk of malnutrition and disease in southern Madagascar as a political crisis and tropical cyclones exacerbate severe food shortages, the U.N. children agency said.
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Tamil Rebels Warn of Starvation 25.4.2009 Wall St. Journal: Asia
Tens of thousands of civilians trapped in Sri Lanka's northern war zone are at imminent risk of starvation, say Tamil Tiger ...
Rebels warn of starvation in Sri Lanka war zone (AP) 25.4.2009 World
AP - Tens of thousands of civilians trapped in Sri Lanka's northern war zone are facing starvation, the Tamil Tiger rebels warned Saturday as the U.N. sent its top humanitarian official to assess the crisis. ...
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Rebels warn of starvation in Sri Lanka war zone 25.4.2009 Boston Globe: Latest
Tens of thousands of civilians trapped in Sri Lanka's northern war zone are facing starvation, the Tamil Tiger rebels warned Saturday as the U.N. sent its top humanitarian official to assess the crisis.
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13 Breathtaking Effects of Cutting Back on Meat 22.4.2009 AlterNet.org: Discuss
The meat industry contributes to land degradation, climate change, air pollution, water shortage and pollution, and loss of biodiversity.
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Just $6bn Will Save a Generation from Starvation, says UN 19.4.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines
by Geoffrey Lean Agriculture ministers from the world's richest countries are holding an unprecedented meeting this weekend as the United Nations warns that hunger threatens to "spiral out of control" in the wake of the financial crisis. The three-day meeting, which opened in Italy yesterday, will address a growing food crisis as harvests threaten to slump at a time when record numbers of people are already hungry. Crops are being hit by a combination of bad weather, falling food prices and farmers' being refused credit to buy seeds and fertilisers. ...
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UN, Sri Lankan officials discuss trapped civilians 17.4.2009 Boston Globe: Latest
A top U.N. official met with Sri Lankan leaders Friday to discuss efforts to free tens of thousands of people trapped by the raging civil war amid reports that 4,500 civilians have been killing in fighting over the past three months.
Red Meat or Chicken? Why It's Wise to Stay Away from Both 16.4.2009 AlterNet
Cutting out red meat while still eating chicken doesn't address the fact that the industrial model for raising both is very bad for the environment.
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Red Meat or Chicken? Why It's Wise to Stay Away from Both 16.4.2009 AlterNet
Cutting out red meat while still eating chicken doesn't address the fact that the industrial model for raising both is very bad for the environment.
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Food Rebellions: 7 Steps to Solving the Food Crisis 16.4.2009 Commondreams.org Views
by Eric Holt-Gimenez

The World Food Program describes the current global food crisis as a silent tsunami, with billions of people going hungry. Hunger is, indeed, coming in waves, but not everyone will drown in famine. The recurrent food crises are making a handful of corporations very rich-even as they put the rest of the planet at risk.

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Why We Don't Condemn Our Pirates in Somalia 14.4.2009 AlterNet.org: Discuss
Can anyone ever really be for piracy? Well in Somalia, the answer is: it's complicated.
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Umbra advises on population 13.4.2009 Ask Umbra

Stop reproducing and save the planet? If only it were that simple.



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Student Entrepreneurs Feed the Poor for Pennies 10.4.2009 Daily Headlines (RSS)

WASHINGTON, Apr 10 (OneWorld.net) - A group of Mumbai business students have come up with a plan to combat widespread malnourishment, offering 10-cent nutritious meals to the city's million-plus slum dwellers.

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Nutritional Crisis Now Acute: Malnutrition Spikes in Northern Kenya 10.4.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 9, 2009

Action Against Hunger

International humanitarian organizations Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF), Islamic Relief (IR), and Save the Children (SC-UK) have issued a joint appeal for urgent action to contain and reverse the alarming rates of acute malnutrition uncovered in Kenya's northeastern province.

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St. Louis scientists to study malnutrition 8.4.2009 Seattle Times: Local
Researchers at Washington University have received $5.5 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to study childhood malnutrition.
Depletion of Prey Fish may be Starving the Oceans 7.4.2009 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
Scientists are finding evidence of widespread malnutrition in commercial and recreational fish, marine mammals, and seabirds because of the global depletion of the small fish they need to survive, according to Oceana's new report, "Hungry Oceans: What Happens When the Prey is Gone?" These "prey fish" underpin marine food webs and are being steadily exhausted by heavy fishing, increasing demand for aquaculture feed, and climate change.
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Chocolate eggs under threat from witches' broom 7.4.2009 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
Sales of chocolate products may be booming, but killer diseases are threatening the world's major cacao plantations ...
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Depletion of Prey Fish may be Starving the Oceans 7.4.2009 Environmental News Network
Scientists are finding evidence of widespread malnutrition in commercial and recreational fish, marine mammals, and seabirds because of the global depletion of the small fish they need to survive, according to Oceana's new report, "Hungry Oceans: What Happens When the Prey is Gone?" These "prey fish" underpin marine food webs and are being steadily exhausted by heavy fishing, increasing demand for aquaculture feed, and climate change.
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Food First: Stop Food Price Speculation 3.4.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Food First: Stop Food Price Speculation
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While world leaders talk finance, poor children are dying at an alarming rate 3.4.2009 Seattle Times: Opinion
As usual, writes columnist Nicholas D. Kristof, the greatest price for incompetence at the G20 summit meeting will be borne by the poorest people in the world — who aren't represented there and who never approved any bad loans. Oxfam has calculated that financial firms around the world have already received or been promised $8.4 trillion in bailouts. Just a week's worth of interest on that sum while it's waiting to be deployed would be enough to save most of the half-million women who die in childbirth each year in poor countries.
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