RedskyNews Category: Global Food Crisis

UN Declares Famine In Somalia

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The UN officially declared famine in two southern Somalia regions Wednesday as the world slowly mobilised to save 12 million people battling hunger in the region’s worst drought in 60 years. The United States urged Al Qaeda-inspired Shebab rebels controlling

Global Effort Needed In Africa

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Britain’s aid secretary has urged the global community to help people in drought-hit east Africa avoid a “catastrophe”. It comes as the UK pledged $80 million in emergency aid to help millions of people affected by the disaster. The United

GreenPeace Destroys GM Wheat

Greenpeace protesters have broken into a CSIRO experimental farm in Canberra to destroy a crop of genetically modified wheat. In the early hours of this morning a group of Greenpeace protesters scaled the fence of the CSIRO experimental station at

India’s Food Security Crisis

The proposed introduction of the Food Security Act by the UPA Government is a welcome and much needed step towards securing the right to food for all of India’s citizens. The right to food is the basis of the right

Rudd Pledges Aid For Africans

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has announced Australia will contribute more than $11 million to help African drought victims. The UN says 12 million people are being affected by the worst drought to hit the Horn of Africa in nearly 60

Food Prices Surge As China Floods

ZHUJI, China, Jun (Reuters) – Torrential rain across southern and eastern China which has killed more than 100 people and triggered the evacuation of half a million has left large areas of farmland devastated as food prices surge, state media

Millions To Be Gripped By Hunger

Oxfam called on Tuesday for an overhaul of the world’s food system, warning that in a couple of decades, millions more people would be gripped by hunger due to population growth and climate-hit harvests. A “broken food system” means that

Arsenic Found In Fish In Taiwan

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The New Taipei City Department of Agriculture has launched an investigation into allegations that arsenic-tainted fish are being distributed for sale to wet markets in the Taipei area. The media report that made the allegations added that officials and consumers

UN Slashes Food Aid To Nepal

There are reports the UN’s World Food Program (WFP) is scaling down its operations in Nepal – one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world, as well as one of the hungriest. The organisation says a lack

Population Boom Fuels Food Crisis

The United Nations says the world’s population is growing faster than expected and predicts it will hit seven billion by the end of this year. It warns there are particular risks for Africa, where the population is expected to triple