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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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Op-Ed Columinst: At Stake Are More Than Banks 2.4.2009 International Herald Tribune: Editorials
The greatest price for incompetence at the global summit will be borne by the poorest people in the world.
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Inflation and Speculation: Ingredients for the Next Food Crisis? 2.4.2009 foodfirst.org

Inflation and Speculation: Ingredients for the Next Food Crisis?
by Eric Holt-Giménez & Annie Shattuck, CommonDreams.org
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

First Lady Michelle Obama was heartily cheered last week when she visited a food bank and then went home to break ground for an organic "victory garden" on the White House lawn. Mrs. Obama's high-profile activities are good news to anti-hunger groups and advocates of good, local, healthy food. This upbeat news contrasts starkly with the increasing probability of a return to the 2008 global food crisis.

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Inflation and Speculation: Ingredients for the Next Food Crisis? 2.4.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Inflation and Speculation: Ingredients for the Next Food Crisis?
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Inflation and Speculation: Ingredients for the Next Food Crisis? 1.4.2009 Commondreams.org Views
by Eric Holt-Giménez & Annie Shattuck

First Lady Michelle Obama was heartily cheered last week when she visited a food bank and then went home to break ground for an organic "victory garden" on the White House lawn. Mrs. Obama's high-profile activities are good news to anti-hunger groups and advocates of good, local, healthy food. This upbeat news contrasts starkly with the increasing probability of a return to the 2008 global food crisis.

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Global Food Crisis Set to Worsen 31.3.2009 Daily Headlines (RSS)

WASHINGTON, Mar 31 (OneWorld.net) - The crisis currently gripping the world economy will likely cause an additional 200 million people to fall into "absolute poverty," warns an international coalition of trade unions.

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WORLD BRIEFING 30.3.2009 L.A. Times - World News
Qatar: Sudan president arrives for meeting / China: 13 officials punished in river contamination / Bangladesh: 2 million children face malnutrition / Australia: Thousands of toads croak their last

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Philippine troops pull back, but no hostages are released 29.3.2009 International Herald Tribune: Front Page
Qaeda-linked militants who have threatened to behead three Red Cross hostages rejected a limited pullout of government forces in exchange for the release of one of the captives, an official said Sunday.
183 Groups Urge Obama to Act on Food Crisis 26.3.2009 Daily Headlines (RSS)

WASHINGTON, Mar 26 (OneWorld.net) - A coalition of faith, farm, food, hunger, and international development groups has appealed to U.S. President Barack Obama to protect hundreds of millions of people from the global food crisis by preventing price speculation in commodity markets.

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Food Speculation Coalition Letter to President Obama 26.3.2009 Grassroots International
The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States The White House Washington, D.C. 20500

March 24, 2009

Dear Mr. President:

In 2008, the price of basic food staples rose by incredible proportions. Between May 2007 and March 2008, hard red winter wheat rose 137 percent, from July 2007 to June 2008 corn prices rose 98 percent. Other food commodities rose in a similar fashion putting daily sustenance out of reach for 200 million more people in the developing world.

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Israel Accused of Torching Hamas With Phosphorus 25.3.2009 Wired Top Stories
In its recent Gaza incursion, Israel pursued a strategy of deliberately blasting crowded buildings — including a school and a hospital — with incendiary white phosphorus rounds, a senior military analyst for Human Rights Watch tells Danger Room.

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$6M settlement for starved Everett boy 25.3.2009 Seattle Times: Local
In a child-abuse case that shocked many people, the state and three other parties have agreed to pay $6 million to settle a lawsuit brought on behalf of a boy who was intentionally starved by his father and his girlfriend.
Nearly 200 Civil Society Groups Urge President Obama, Congress to Curb Food Speculation to Fight Global Hunger Crisis 25.3.2009 Grassroots International
Today, a coalition of faith, hunger, international development, farm and food organizations – including Grassroots International – sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting decisive support for efforts to wring out excess speculation in agricultural futures markets that threatens the food security of hundreds of millions of people. The letter notes that "A significant part of last year's food price fluctuations were the result of excessive speculation in the commodities markets by the very hedge funds and investment banks that helped create the current economic ...
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183 Civil Society Groups Urge President Obama and the U.S. Congress to Curb Food Speculation to Address the Urgent Hunger Crisis 25.3.2009 Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy - Institute for Food and Development Policy

Today a coalition of faith, hunger, international development, human rights, farm and food organizations, including Food First, sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting speedy U.S. government action to prevent speculation in agricultural futures markets that threatens the food security of hundreds of millions of people worldwide. The letter states that “A significant part of last year’s food price fluctuations were the result of excessive speculation in the commodities markets by the very hedge funds and investment banks that helped create the current economic meltdown.”

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Food & Water Watch Joins 200 Groups to Urge an End to Speculation that Drove Global Food Crisis 24.3.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

Food & Water Watch, along with a coalition of faith, farm, food, hunger and international development groups, today sent a letter to President Barack Obama and congressional leaders demanding decisive action to prevent speculation in the commodity markets from threatening the food security of hundreds of millions of people.   According to the coalition's letter, "A significant part of last year's food price fluctuations were the result of excessive speculation in the commodities markets by the very hedge funds and investment banks that helped create the current economic m

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Will Our Economic Collapse Cause the Death of Millions Abroad? 20.3.2009 AlterNet
As the wealthier nations cease investing in the developing world or acquiring its exports, the crisis is hitting them with a vengeance.
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Gluten-free product has twice the protein of regular oats, plant's owner says 19.3.2009 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
It's 14 degrees in the Montana Gluten-Free Processors warehouse. The morning cups of coffee resting on the counter are quickly losing steam as everyone's attention turns toward a hopper spitting oats into brown 50-pound bags.
The Second Shockwave 18.3.2009 Commondreams.org Views

While the economic contraction is apparently slowing in the advanced industrial countries and may reach bottom in the not-too-distant future, it's only beginning to gain momentum in the developing world, which was spared the earliest effects of the global meltdown.

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Tri Robinson: The Church Can No Longer Deny World Crises 18.3.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
What I am about to state seems indisputably clear to me as a Bible believing and Bible practicing Christian. After spending the better part of...
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North Korea Refuses U.S. Food Aid 18.3.2009 NY Times: World
North Korea rejected future U.S. food assistance and kicked out five groups distributing American aid in the country.

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