food crisis

  • August 2, 2010

    There are a billion hungry people in the world today, most of them in Asia, says Shay Cullen. Tackling hunger is both an issue of justice and a challenge to faith.

  • July 26, 2010

    “Eleanor’s courgette has grown so much this past week, and she’s checking it all the time”. My friend’s young daughter was in the children’s programme at the National Justice and Peace Network of England and Wales Conference last weekend in Derbyshire – ‘Our Daily Bread – Food security, People and Planet’.

  • July 12, 2010

    I’m always complaining about food bills. My family will testify how annoyed I get when they then waste the purchased food. “Do you know that people in England and Wales throw away 3.6 million tonnes of food each year?” I ask my three teenage boys, “and that 60 per cent of it is untouched, with salad, fruit and bread being the most commonly wasted?” I fail to engender outrage. But then we’re better off than most. At the weekend the charity, ‘Contact a Family’, warned that families in UK with disabled children are going without basics such as food after being left in financial "dire straits”.

  • June 19, 2010

    Lutheran pastor the Rev David Beckmann, who once worked for the World Bank, is one of the winners of the 2010 World Food Prize, which is often seen as the Nobel Prize on food issues.

  • November 26, 2009

    Ministers at a World Trade Organisation gathering in Geneva to seek new ways of alleviating poverty and generating growth are being called upon by faith groups to respect the right to food as enshrined in human rights declarations.

  • November 16, 2009

    Millions of people will go hungry when future global food crises strike unless the world’s half a billion small-scale farms receive urgent support from the UK and other governments, says development agency Progressio.

  • May 14, 2009

    A group of Christian leaders who campaign for justice in the fight against hunger are calling on the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to 'step up to the plate' and seek tangible results in realising the right to food.

  • February 19, 2009

    Efforts to tackle the global food crisis will fail without urgent action to support small farmers in developing countries, says the Fairtrade Foundation in a new report launched today.

  • July 3, 2008

    The world’s most critical environmental and social problems will only be solved by “a new vision of development”, a Catholic agency has told the United Nations.

  • July 1, 2008

    Five aid agencies today announced that they have signed an agreement with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to deliver US government food assistance to North Koreans suffering from severe food shortages.