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- Genetically Engineered Disappointments by Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Tan Zhai Gen (New)

- Growing Inequality under Global Capitalism by Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury (New)

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To eat more fruits and vegetables is fine. But which ones?

Did you know that in France, apples are treated more than 35 times? [read]

Production and use of pesticides: an infringement on the rights to food and health

The alleged reasons that would make pesticides indispensable to ensure world food security are in contradictions with the right to health, considering the numerous health impacts associated to their use. [read]

Why famines in a world of plenty?

The dramatic famines in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are not caused by fate but the result of man-made decisions. A converging set of causes suggest that famines risk to become more frequent in the futur, despite the sufficient availability of food worldwide. [read]

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Last update:    May 2017

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

Our objective

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 world without hunger. [read more]


Acknowledgements would like to thank all those who provided their support and encouragement, particularly Andrew MacMillan, Hélène Basquin, Andrée-Anne Côté-St-Laurent, Jocelyne Recalde, Byron Ponce Segura, Mathias Maetz, Andrea Ponce Juárez, Francesca Selvetti, Maria-Grazia Quieti, Coumba Dieng Sow, Frédéric Dévé and Marie-Christine Tarby.

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US Food and Agriculture: present and (perhaps) future situation (New)

For the first time, in 2014, US consumers paid more money for prepared foods than for foods to be prepared at home. This evolution may anticipate on the evolution of food consumption in the rest of the world. [read]

What can FAO offer to the world in the domain of food and agricultural policies? (New)

A new web portal informs on activities carried out by FAO (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization) in the field of food and agricultural policies, and presents resources useful to professionals, academics and a wider public.  [read]