Hunger explained?

Hunger explained?


Topic of the week:  Organic agriculture

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Last update:    May 2022

I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will. (Antonio Gramsci)

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The ambition of this site, created in June 2013, is to try and inform on the food issue and to debunk myths on hunger (More on myths on hunger...) so that the honest citizens of the XXIst century that we are, are able to better understand the world around us and act in order to change it and make a reality of the utopia of a sustainable world without hunger. [read more]


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A. MacMillan’s book, How to End Hunger in Times of Crises is now available here in ebook format and here in pdf format.


Private economic power in food systems and its new forms

The inrush of digital technologies is disrupting the somewhat simplistic and outdated image of economic power that we had a decade or two ago.



Water resources: water stress and pollution

The accelerating expansion of areas under water stress in the world and the degradation of water quality due to human activities, threaten the sustainability of production of our food.



Protecting biodiversity: beautiful pictures concealing a reality made of violence and ineffectiveness  

If protection of biodiversity continues as is, the planet will progressively become a place where protected enclaves will coexist with a biologically impoverished environment less and less able to ensure the survival of humanity. [read]


Fisheries: can the world face a growing demand for fish while stocks are being depleted and environmental degradation accelerates?  

Rapid growth, central role of aquaculture, industrialisation of capture fisheries, impact of water pollution and climate change, are among the main features of the sector.



Governance: united to decide or divided to be ruled?  

The disaster that could have resulted from the Food Systems Summit was avoided because of a strong mobilisation. But the struggle is still ongoing...



Deforestation, climate change and consumption 

Forests are receding, tropical forests have become climatic time bombs, and consumption in rich countries, China and India, are causing deforestation in tropical areas.



Synthetic biology: solution or dangerous delusion?   (New)

A techno-economic solution to fix the problems of our food systems.



Opinions: Out of Africa: Rich continent, poor people  (New)

by Jomo Kwame Sundaram

The natural resources curse, capital flight, tax evasion, clientelism, “good governance” and economic liberalisation, result in the plundering of Africa.