Category Archives: food price crisis 2008

Infographic on rising food prices

IFPRI did a great visual on what rising food prices mean for the hungry and malnourished.

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Check out Gorta’s World Food Day conference

Last Friday, I spoke at Gorta’s World Food Day conference on food prices. Gorta CEO Brian Hanratty severely criticised the fact that soaring food prices and food price volatility are yet another factor affecting the world’s most vulnerable. Entitled ‘Food Prices – … Continue reading

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Did we learn anything from the 2007-2008 food price crisis? Because here we go again…

Food prices have hit an all time high in more than a year. In places like India, people are cutting back, particularly on quality foods like fruits and vegetables. Which is truly devastating as they are critical foods for good … Continue reading

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Kristof puts nutrition and hunger in the limelight again

In his op-ed piece, he gives the economic crisis and its impact – one being hunger – a name. In this case, a Honduran woman, Pati, and her family. “The United Nations calculates that because of the economic crisis and … Continue reading

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Food Prices, hunger, poor nutrition and other complexities

I attended the Institute of Medicine’s Mitigating the Nutritional Impacts of the Global Food Price Crisis: A Workshop. The meeting had some spectacular speakers that outlined the issues of the food price crisis, the global economic crisis and the ongoing … Continue reading

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more on the global food forum and other tidbits

Jeff Sachs hosted the Earth Institute’s Global Food Forum on September 16th. The meeting brought together a wide range of viewpoints and experts involved in all things food. The meeting had some interesting discussions, debate and outcomes. The event had … Continue reading

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Global food. a forum.

I have been tasked with setting up a Global Food Forum out of the Earth Institute of Columbia University, hosted by Jeffrey Sachs. The meeting will have live blogging. One of the world’s greatest challenges is to secure plentiful and … Continue reading

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