Hunger explained?

Hunger explained?


Topic of the week:  What future for our food?

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Last update:    December 2021

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

Most visited pages in 2021 :

  1. -Food security

  2. -Facts and figures on hunger

  3. -Forest resources

More than 20 million hits since this website was created.   (October 2021)

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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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Our headlines:

Facts and figures on world food insecurity and malnutrition - The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is a revealer of what is wrong in the way the world has been organising its food systems. [read]


Opinions: Food Systems Summit’s Scientistic Threat

by Jomo Kwame Sundaram 

The “systemic and science-based” solutions touted by the Summit’s prime movers will advance transnational corporations’ influence and undermine UN-led multilateralism, its institutions and global governance.  [read]


Opinions: A strange Summit by George-André Simon

United Nations Food Systems Summit (New York, 23 September 2021).

A programme-less, objective-less, commitment-less Summit that masterly evades the issues that matter; a new multilateralism dissolved in egoism, mistrust and false independence. [read]

Public support to agriculture has been promoting unhealthy and polluting products and generating more inequality in the world

A transition to more sustainable food systems (economically, socially and environmentally) will require a total reengineering of current support policies [read]


Opinions: The possible relevance of Kenya’s experience to shaping aid to Africa (including reflections on population issues) by Andrew MacMillan

A sharp response to W. Hague’s column for The Times of London on the “colossal interest” of “the West” in “pushing things in the right way” in Africa. [read]


Opinions: Will Glasgow Fix Broken Climate Finance Promises? 

by Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury (New)

Creative’ accounting, fudging numbers and putting profits first contribute to create climate finance anarchy. Is there any chance for COP26 helping fix this and lead to filling the funding gap in favour of worst-affected countries and people? [read]


Opinions: The importance of cooperation and solidarity in fighting hunger and poverty (New)

by Daniel Gustafson

Three lessons learned about cooperation and solidarity in addressing hunger and poverty.



Opinions: Climate Injustice at Glasgow Cop-Out (New)

by Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury

Historically shameful dereliction, disappointment, disingenuousness, deadly distraction, cynical “scam” are some of the reactions by stakeholders faced with the results of the Glasgow COP26 that had been touted as the world’s “last best hope”. [read]