The agency put out a call for technology to help stem a looming global food crisis. Innovative entrepreneurs got right to work. "Wake up before it is too late." That was the title of the United Nation's annual Trade ... FULL ARTICLE AT Inc.
Source: World Food Programme Country: Ireland, Malawi LILONGWE – The Government of Ireland has announced a contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) of more than US$1.3 million (MWK .5 billion) to boost food and nutrition security ... FULL ARTICLE AT Relief Web
At Scientific American , we take it as a given that science and technology form a key underpinning for human advancement. But all anybody needs to do to be convinced about their importance is to scan today’s headlines about pressing ... FULL ARTICLE AT Scientific American
Submitted by Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog , This tragic story emanating from the UK just doesn’t seem to go away. Probably because it’s true. The food crisis across the pond first came to my attention in earnest ... FULL ARTICLE AT Zero Hedge
A new paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has measured the "trophic level" of human beings for the first time. Falling between 1 and 5.5, trophic levels refer to where species fit on the food chain ... FULL ARTICLE AT Mongabay
Spire Homes’ staff went the extra mile by giving a helping hand to the Rutland Foodbank on Friday. Spire also gave a £500 donation through their Community Fund for racking in the Foodbank’s warehouse.
Staff volunteered at Tesco in ... FULL ARTICLE AT 24Dash.com
Source: IFRC Country: Lesotho Period covered by this report: 10 December 2012 to 31 July 2013 Appeal target (current): CHF 1,119,000 Appeal coverage: 34% Appeal history: • This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 15 October, 2012 for CHF ... FULL ARTICLE AT Relief Web
A severe but localized food security crisis occurred in the regions of northern Maradi, Tahoua, Tillabéri, and Zinder of Niger from 2005 to 2006. It was caused by an early end to the 2004 rains, desert locust damage to some pasture lands, high food prices, and chronic poverty. In the affected area, 2.4 million of 3.6 million people are considered highly vulnerable to food insecurity. An... Full Article At Wikipedia.org