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Officials say North Korea gives no reason for refusing food aid from US and 5 groups 18.3.2009 Seattle Times: Politics
North Korea's decision to reject future U.S. food assistance and kick out five groups distributing American aid in the country could make an already precarious humanitarian situation even worse.
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North Korea Ejects Aid Groups 18.3.2009 Wall St. Journal: Asia
North Korea has rejected U.S. food shipments and asked aid groups to leave the country by the end of the ...
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US, aid groups say NKorea rejected food aid 18.3.2009 Boston Globe: Latest
North Korea has rejected American food shipments and asked aid groups to leave the country by the end of the month, the United States and a leading aid agency said Tuesday, another sign of mounting tension as Pyongyang plans a rocket launch that Washington sees as cover for a long-range missile test.
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US and aid groups say impoverished NKorea rejected American food aid 18.3.2009 Star Tribune: Nation
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U.S., aid groups say North Korea rejected food aid 18.3.2009 San Jose Mercury News: World
WASHINGTON — North Korea has rejected U.S. food shipments and asked aid groups to leave the country by the end of the month, the United States and a leading aid agency said Tuesday, another sign of mounting tension as Pyongyang plans a rocket launch that Washington sees as cover for a
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Who Can We Trust on GM Food? 17.3.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Who Can We Trust on GM Food?
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Success in Brazil 17.3.2009 Gristmill
By Tom Laskawy What struck me in Frances Moore Lappé's on Belo Horizonte, Brazil -- the city that ended hunger -- was how simple the solution was: [The city] offered local family farmers dozens of choice spots of public space on which to sell to urban consumers, essentially redistributing retailer mark-ups on produce -- which often reached 100 percent -- to consumers and the farmers. Farmers' profits grew, since there was no wholesaler taking a cut. And poor people got access to fresh, healthy food. In addition to the farmer-run stands, the city makes good food available by offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to bid on the right to use well-trafficked plots of city land for "ABC" markets, from the Portuguese acronym for "food at low ...
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Rebuttal to Chris Hedges: Stop the Tired Overpopulation Hysteria 14.3.2009 AlterNet.org: Discuss
Raising alarms about overpopulation distracts us from the real environmental tasks at hand and legitimizes top-down punitive policies that hurt women.
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A Smarter Way to Combat Hunger 13.3.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
A Smarter Way to Combat Hunger
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World hunger, the Crisis Inside the Economic Crisis 12.3.2009 Commondreams.org Views

The economic crisis has now spread from Wall Street to Main Street to the places where there are no streets.

In slums and shacks around the world, hunger is gnawing again as job opportunities shrink but food prices do not. Global cereal prices are 71% higher than they were in 2005, according to the International Monetary Fund, but the wages of many workers are falling.

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World hunger, the crisis inside the economic crisis 12.3.2009 LA Times: Opinion
As food prices skyrocket, the jobs and wages of the poorest are being devastated. But will the developed world act when it's focused on averting a financial meltdown?

The economic crisis has now spread from Wall Street to Main Street to the places where there are no streets.

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World hunger, the crisis inside the economic crisis 12.3.2009 LA Times: Commentary
As food prices skyrocket, the jobs and wages of the poorest are being devastated. But will the developed world act when it's focused on averting a financial meltdown?

The economic crisis has now spread from Wall Street to Main Street to the places where there are no streets.

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Population & Growth: We Are Breeding Ourselves to Extinction 10.3.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Population & Growth: We Are Breeding Ourselves to Extinction
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We Are Breeding Ourselves to Extinction 9.3.2009 Commondreams.org Views

All measures to thwart the degradation and destruction of our ecosystem will be useless if we do not cut population growth. By 2050, if we continue to reproduce at the current rate, the planet will have between 8 billion and 10 billion people, according to a recent U.N. forecast. This is a 50 percent increase.

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Farm site purchased in Acton 8.3.2009 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
The town recently purchased a 5 1/2-acre lot and 1840s farmhouse at 8 Piper Lane. Last year, Town Meeting approved using up to $730,000 in Community Preservation Act funds to purchase the land from the Gaebel family, which has owned the property for decades. The town will place a conservation restriction on the land and will sell the house ...
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A Million Face Starvation as Sudan Shuts Down 6.3.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines
AL SALAAM CAMP, North Darfur - The little hospital built from plastic sheeting and wooden poles is not much to look at. Yet it serves 20,000 of Darfur’s suffering people, offering life-saving medical care to families who fled their homes with nothing.

Yesterday it was closed. Its patients were sent home and doctors and nurses told not to turn up for work. The Sudanese Government, having bombed more than two million people into the camps, is expelling aid workers in retaliation against a world that wants to arrest its President.

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At the Heart of North Korea's Troubles, an Intractable Hunger Crisis 6.3.2009 Washington Post: Front Page
SEOUL -- Behind the long-range missile it is preparing to launch and the stockpile of plutonium it claims to have "weaponized," North Korea has an embarrassing and insoluble weakness.
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Hunger crisis at heart of N. Korea's troubles 6.3.2009 MSNBC
The need for food and fuel handouts explains North Korea's recent round of fist-shaking against South Korea, which included the military's threat to adopt an "all-out confrontational posture."
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Biofuels Do Far More Harm Than Good 5.3.2009 Commondreams.org Views

Is there any trade crazier than the liquid biofuel business? Apart from a handful of cars and vans running on used chip fat, it exists only because of government rules and subsidies. So what social benefits do these buy?

Biofuels are supposed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They do the opposite. Almost all of them produce more greenhouse gases than petrol (gasoline) or diesel, for two reasons:

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For Zimbabwe, party is a chance to eat, not cheer 1.3.2009 International Herald Tribune: Front Page
President Robert Mugabe spent $250,000 on his birthday party while millions of people need emergency food aid to stave off starvation.
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