RedskyNews Category: Global Food Crisis

Drought could cut New South Wales winter crop by almost half report warns

Crippling drought conditions in eastern Australia are expected to wipe millions of tonnes off winter crop production this year and rainfall forecasts suggest “limited” prospects for summer crops, a new report has warned. On Tuesday a report from the federal

Climate Change Predicted To Halve Coffee Growing

Climate Change is going to halve the area suitable for coffee production and impact the livelihoods of more than 120 million of the world’s poorest people who rely on the coffee economy, according to a new report by the Climate

Thai Organic Black Gaba Rice Sales Halted Due To Cadmium Content

A brand of Thai rice in 1 kilogram packs has been been found to contain excessive cadmium, a metallic contaminant, food safety authorities said. The Centre for Food Safety announced that a sample of pre-packaged black rice imported from Thailand,

Global Famine Fears As India’s Farmland Turns To Dust

FEARS are growing that the world could be heading towards global famine after scientists revealed that farmland in one of the planet’s top agricultural producers is turning to DUST. Ecologists have raised serious concerns about the state of India, where

Drought Devastates Lesotho As Water Is Exported

Lesotho is experiencing food insecurity as a result of drought despite being the site of the second largest dam in Africa, because water is being exported to its neighbour South Africa. An estimated 680,000 people — more than a quarter

Venezuelans Forage Trash For Food

People all over Venezuela head to city dumps in hopes of finding food or scraps that can be exchanged or sold for food. This situation has become increasingly common in Los Puertos de Altagracia, the capital of the municipality of

World’s Appetite Outpaces Harvests

In the volcanic valleys of central Mexico, on the Canadian prairie, across India’s northern plain, they sow and they reap the golden grain that has fed us since the distant dawn of farming. But along with the wheat these days

Chocolate to Cost More Than Gold

Fancy a bit of chocolate? An afternoon Kit Kat with your cup of tea? A chunk of fruit and nut? Go on, you’ve earned it. Except that in the future, chocoholics might have to work quite a bit harder to

Fisheries Will Collapse by 2035

Pacific island fisheries face collapse in the next 25 years as overfishing, population growth and climate change threaten one of the region’s main economic resources, a study warned Wednesday. The report, published by the Noumea-based Secretariat of the Pacific Community,

Food Riots to Become Commonplace

Rising food prices and shortages could cause instability in many countries as the cost of staple foods and vegetables reached their highest levels in two years, with scientists predicting further widespread droughts and floods. Although food stocks are generally good