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Grain and the war in Ukraine – Is Russia using wheat as leverage? | DW Documentary

DW Documentary Nov 29, 2022 Ukraine’s crucial wheat exports have fallen dramatically since the beginning of the war, leading to worldwide shortages. Food security is at stake, especially in Africa. Is Russia using wheat as leverage? “The missiles scream overhead … Continue reading

FAO/WHO Global Individual Food Consumption Data Tool

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Dec 1, 2022 The FAO/WHO Global Individual Food consumption data Tool (FAO/WHO GIFT) is an innovative, open-access online tool which provides access to quantified data on what people eat and drink developed … Continue reading

Food waste is contributing to climate change. What’s being done about it?

PBS NewsHour Nov 26, 2022 Discarded food is responsible for as much as 8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Rhode Island PBS Weekly’s Isabella Jibilian reports on why so much food is going … Continue reading

Agroecology is the African-led solution we need from COP27 | African Arguments

As negotiators meet at COP27, agroecology should be at the heart of discussions to mitigate the vast carbon emissions from agriculture. Credit: UN Women/Joe Saade. It is a welcome shift to see nations recognise the inextricable link between agriculture and … Continue reading

Why Were Technologies From The First And Second World Wars Applied To Agriculture?

Nov 16, 2022 New 2022 – Why Were Technologies From The First And Second World Wars Applied To Agriculture? Ronnie Cummins • http://www.organicconsumers.org • Book – Grassroots Rising #RonnieCummins #ConsumerActivist #PoliticalChange Ronnie Cummins is an author of the book; Grassroots … Continue reading

GRAIN | Getting out of the food-energy-climate crisis

“Memo to the media: Please don’t say inflation is at a 40-year high without also mentioning that corporate profits are at a 70-year high. Give the people the full picture.” — Robert Reich, former US Secretary of Labour[1] On 11 … Continue reading

Is Parkinson’s disease related to pesticide use? | DW Documentary

DW Documentary – Sep 26, 2021 Around the world, more and more people are developing Parkinson’s disease. Many of those affected have chosen a supposedly healthy life among orchards or vineyards in the countryside. Is the disease related to the … Continue reading

Tomatoes and greed – the exodus of Ghana’s farmers | DW Documentary

DW Documentary – Jan 22, 2020 What do tomatoes have to do with mass migration? Tomatoes are a poker chip in global trade policies. Subsidized products from the EU, China and elsewhere are sold at dumping prices, destroying markets and … Continue reading

The Food and Climate Crises Must Be Confronted Together

Past U.N. climate summits neglected food. That needs to change at COP27. By Kabir Agarwal, an independent journalist who writes about food systems, climate change, and political economy. November 9, 2022, 4:34 PM The world’s food systems are among the … Continue reading

BEYOND CARBON: Food systems, Climate and Greenwashing at COP27 (Media Workshop)

AGrowingCulture – Oct 27, 2022 Watch this workshop for journalists covering food, climate and COP27 — held on Tues, Oct 25th hosted by IPES-Food and A Growing Culture. This diverse panel of farmer, journalist, researcher and scientists unpack the most … Continue reading