Posts tagged as: hunger

My top 10 life changing ‘good news’ trends from 2013

Recent debates on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and on the measurement of human development have highlighted a series of highly significant and life enhancing developments as regards people’s most basic human needs in recent decades.  Despite ongoing injustice and … More →

Food Mythbusters: do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world?

  How can we feed the world—today and tomorrow? The biggest players in the food industry—from pesticide pushers to fertilizer makers to food processors and manufacturers—spend billions of dollars every year not selling food, but selling the idea that we … More →

Infographic: What’s wrong with our food system?

Another brilliant infographic has gone online from GOOD Magazine, this time in partnership with Oxfam Australia and directed at the global food system. Consumption is a reoccurring theme for us (and on this blog!) as it relates to what we … More →

Consumption in a world of 32:1 – our new animation

Those familiar with this website will not be surprised by the topic of our new animation – on consumption. It accompanies the ethical consumption and hunger modules for teachers and educators, as well as general readers, plus previous blog posts, … More →

The Poor Against the Powerful

Here’s a short article I wrote on ‘food dumping’ that is cross-posted from Eco-Age, an online UK magazine which covers a wide range of areas including ecological analysis, socially responsible shopping and sustainable fashion. It looks at how food aid … More →

What we’re reading: food waste; famines; The Sustainability Development Goals; the two Bills and Bono

Shocking statistic of the week: Consumers in rich countries dispose of 220 million metric tons of food waste every year, equal to the entire food output of sub-Saharan Africa. Director General of The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) … More →

The sharp end of a global food system

Drought and famine are not extreme events. They are not anomalies. They are merely the sharp end of a global food system that is built on inequality, imbalances and – ultimately – fragility. And they are the regular upshot of … More →

The Food Vendor

Check out the “The Food Vendor,” a story illustrating staple foods around the world and the issues of rising food prices as experienced by the poor. This film focusses on Nepa. Also, check out some of the other really interesting short … More →