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UN Panel: Climate Change Will Cost Trillions And Trigger Hunger, Floods, Conflict, And Mass Migration

Left unchecked, greenhouse gas emissions may cost trillions of dollars in damage to property and ecosystems, and in bills for shoring up climate defences, it said, adding the impact would increase with every additional degree that temperatures rise.<p>"Increasing magnitudes of warming increase the …

A Stunning Finding; Higher Food Prices Reduce Poverty

Via Dani Rodrik we get this finding from Derek Headey. That higher food prices appear to reduce poverty among the absolutely poor. This really isn’t what we would expect at all but I think that it’s possible to explain it in simple terms.<p>The paper is here and here is the main claim from it:<p>Standard …

Can the Bible Help Solve World Poverty?

An economist and a theologian have teamed up to offer what they believe to be a time-tested blueprint to solve world poverty: a mixture of free market values and the Bible.<p>Image source: Crossway<p>In their book “The Poverty of Nations: A Sustainable Solution,” economist Barry Asmus and theologian …

PepsiCo declares “zero tolerance” for land grabs in supply chain

Oxfam welcomes PepsiCo’s commitments to act following tremendous public pressure<p><b>PepsiCo, the world’s second largest food and beverage company, today</b> …

The War On Poverty Was Designed To Fail

As explained here, the War on Poverty, which turned 50 this year, wasn’t merely a failure. It was a fiscal, social, and moral catastrophe.<p>The War on Poverty failed because it was <i>designed</i> to fail. The progressive welfare state that grew out of the War on Poverty cannot be reformed. It must be ripped …

Food Waste: Key To Ending World Hunger

Within as little as 30 years, the world will need to produce 70 percent more food to feed the expected 9 billion people on the planet.<p>Or will we?<p>A new study by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization found that limiting food waste globally could reduce the need to raise more food by 60 percent. …

Climate Change Could Delay The Fight Against World Hunger For Decades: Report

Coffee, almonds and apples are just a few foods whose continued production is under threat due to climate change. But the implications of a changing climate have a much broader impact on global food supply, according to a new report.<p>The new report, which Oxfam released Monday, warns that climate …

Using Crops to Feed People Instead of Cows and Cars Could Substantially Reduce World Hunger

<i>Image via Shutterstock</i><p>Currently 36 percent of the food produced worldwide is used to feed animals, according to new research published in</i> …

Women hold the key to a world with zero hunger

Elisabeth Rasmusson<p>Share on Facebook<br>• Share on Twitter<br>• Share via Email<p>On International Women's Day we should remind ourselves that as both producers of food from the soil and providers of food to the family, women hold the key to nourishing the next generation. Whether it is our response to a disaster …

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Buffalo worm cupcakes: how insects can feed the world – in pictures

Population explosion, climate change, peak oil – the modern world has all the ingredients for a full-blown food crisis. How can we feed the world in the 21st century? For the entomologist Arnold van Huis the answer is right at hand. Insects are nutritious, efficient, easy to look after and already …

World Bank says growth alone can't end poverty

The World Bank has urged developing-world countries to fund social security programmes to lift the incomes of their poorest people, ending a reliance on growth to end poverty.<p>In a report the bank said that while economic growth remains vital for reducing poverty, it has its limits.<p>"Countries need …