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Hunger being man-made, it can be unmade by human decisions and action

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The dark side of chocolate: a comparative study of ‘conventional’, ‘sustainable’ and ‘fair trade’ cocoa value chains

The analysis of different types of cocoa value chains in Côte d’Ivoire and Peru shows that the ‘conventional’ value chain has huge hidden social and environmental costs compared to the ‘fair trade’ value chain. [read]

100 000 premature deaths in South-East Asia: we are all responsible, but we prefer to look elsewhere

Our media are full of the horrors of ‘our enemies’, but we avoid carefully to face the dramatic consequences of our own behaviour. [read]

Nepal earthquake: support the Nepalese people

  1. - Laduk Recover Fund

  2. - UNICEF


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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 world without hunger. [read more]


Acknowledgements would like to thank all those who provided their support and encouragement, particularly Andrew MacMillan, Hélène Basquin, 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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Climate is changing - Food and Agriculture must too - Towards a “new food and agricultural revolution (New)

The dominant narrative is to say that, as climate changes, food and agriculture must adapt. But as our food system emits close to 40% of greenhouse gasses originating from human activities, it is a real “new food and agricultural revolution” that is needed... [read]

The impact of the 2007-2008 food security crisis: the uncounted social and economic cost of resilience (New)

Behind the misleading picture given by statistics, the food crisis has produced structural changes that created more economic vulnerability health hazards and potential social and political time bombs. [read]