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#Food Crisis

From TheJournal.ie Column: Smart farming needed for the future Read Me

Column: Smart farming needed for the future

Large-scale livestock farming is out of step with food-production needs and the effect of climate change, writes food writer and lecturer Frank Armstrong.

From TheJournal.ie 6 countries where global food crisis is taking terrible toll In Focus This post contains images

6 countries where global food crisis is taking terrible toll

There has been an up to 50 per cent increase in the price of staple crops since June alone – these are just some places which are being hit the hardest.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘Women are digging up anthills for the tiny grains inside’ Read Me This post contains images

Column: ‘Women are digging up anthills for the tiny grains inside’

Children mine for gold in home-made pits, while parents risk their lives for food – Jim Clarken describes the harrowing scenes as a crisis unfolds in west Africa.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland gives €5 million in emergency funding to Sahel region Food Crisis

Ireland gives €5 million in emergency funding to Sahel region

Ten million people are at risk from a growing food crisis in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Will GM crops save the world, or just make a lot of money? Opinion

Column: Will GM crops save the world, or just make a lot of money?

Modified seeds are touted as the answer to a growing global population – but they come with sinister consequences, writes Kevin Downey.

From TheJournal.ie UN: Ten children dying each day at Somali refugee camp Child Deaths

UN: Ten children dying each day at Somali refugee camp

Child mortality at a camp in Ethiopia has reached an “alarming” level, according to the UN Refugee Agency.

From TheJournal.ie WFP investigating serious food aid theft in Somalia Somalia

WFP investigating serious food aid theft in Somalia

Families at makeshift camps say that once photographers leave, they are forced to hand over their food aid.

From TheJournal.ie All sides to blame in Somali disaster, says human rights group Somalia

All sides to blame in Somali disaster, says human rights group

In its latest report, Human Rights Watch says that government troops,