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#Food Crisis

# food-crisis - Monday 10 September, 2012

Column: Smart farming needed for the future

Large-scale livestock farming is out of step with food-production needs and the effect of climate change, writes food writer and lecturer Frank Armstrong.

# food-crisis - Saturday 11 August, 2012

6 countries where global food crisis is taking terrible toll In Focus This post contains images

6 countries where global food crisis is taking terrible toll

There has been an up to 50 per cent increase in the price of staple crops since June alone – these are just some places which are being hit the hardest.

# food-crisis - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Column: ‘Women are digging up anthills for the tiny grains inside’ Read Me This post contains images

Column: ‘Women are digging up anthills for the tiny grains inside’

Children mine for gold in home-made pits, while parents risk their lives for food – Jim Clarken describes the harrowing scenes as a crisis unfolds in west Africa.

# food-crisis - Monday 20 February, 2012

Ireland gives €5 million in emergency funding to Sahel region

Ten million people are at risk from a growing food crisis in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria.

# food-crisis - Monday 17 October, 2011

Column: Will GM crops save the world, or just make a lot of money?

Modified seeds are touted as the answer to a growing global population – but they come with sinister consequences, writes Kevin Downey.

# food-crisis - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

UN: Ten children dying each day at Somali refugee camp

Child mortality at a camp in Ethiopia has reached an “alarming” level, according to the UN Refugee Agency.

# food-crisis - Monday 15 August, 2011

WFP investigating serious food aid theft in Somalia

Families at makeshift camps say that once photographers leave, they are forced to hand over their food aid.

All sides to blame in Somali disaster, says human rights group

In its latest report, Human Rights Watch says that government troops,