food prices

  • 18 Feb 2013

    The horsemeat scandals which are the subject of enveloping media coverage in Britain at the moment (and which extend to 13 countries and 28 companies) point to far deeper issues about the structure of the food industry and the damage that its dominance by unaccountable corporate interests is doing in terms of health, hunger, nutrition, the environment, sustainable farming, animal welfare, food security, food sovereignty and more besides.

  • 11 Jan 2013

    This week marks the third anniversary of the appalling earthquake in Haiti. I have written about this for the Catholic Herald and Ekklesia (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/17774), and have witnessed myself the struggle to rebuild and recover.

  • 11 Jan 2013

    It is three years since the devastating Haiti earthquake. Pascale Palmer from the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development looks at the task of rebuilding supported by CAFOD and others, and the immense challenges faced by the people of the country. She also draws attention to a campaign for changes in the global food system that could help prevent food insecurity in countries like Haiti.

  • 11 Apr 2012

    New research suggests it would cost the UK £1.8 billion every year to hand-pollinate crops without bees – twenty percent more than previously thought.

  • 13 Sep 2011

    ‘Broken’ financial markets are driving up food prices, as UK consumers are now paying over seven per cent more for bread than a year ago.

  • 28 Jun 2010

    Is the Christian community so focused on other-worldly realities that its sees engagement with the earthly realities of food and agriculture as the domain of food agencies and supermarkets? The resounding answer is ‘No’. The National Justice and Peace Network (NJPN), a liaison body of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, is taking up the issue this summer when its annual conference in Derbyshire 16-18 July takes the theme: Our Daily Bread – Food Security, People and Planet.

  • 13 Nov 2008

    Thousands of refugees from Burma face a critical time this Christmas following Cyclone Nargis and volatile food prices. The warning comes from Christmas Bowl, the international aid agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia.

  • 23 Apr 2008

    The agency is providing relief to hungry children and families affected by the crisis and is preparing to increase its response. Rising global prices for food and fuel have hammered Haiti, which survives largely on imported goods.