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Invest in a solution to the global food crisis, not its symptoms - Telegraph

Invest in a solution to the global food crisis, not its symptoms - Telegraph | Food Security | Scoop.it
For the third time in five years, the world is braced for a food crisis.

In 2008, a spike in the price of many of the world’s agricultural staples triggered riots across the developing world as the United Nations admitted that more than a billion people were hungry.

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FAO: No food crisis yet as grain prices soar

FAO: No food crisis yet as grain prices soar | Food Security | Scoop.it
MILAN (Reuters) - World markets are not yet facing a crisis of the kind seen in 2007/08 when high food prices sparked riots in some poorer countries, although soaring grain prices fuelled by an intense...
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The Guardian: Record cereal prices stoke fears of global food crisis

The Guardian: Record cereal prices stoke fears of global food crisis | Food Security | Scoop.it

Record cereal prices are prompting fears of escalating food costs around the world and drawing comparisons with the 2007-08 crisis, when food riots broke out across the globe.

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South Africa: Grain prices sprout new risk to inflation - Business News | IOL Business | IOL.co.za

South Africa: Grain prices sprout new risk to inflation - Business News | IOL Business | IOL.co.za | Food Security | Scoop.it

Johannesburg - Surging grain prices could dash hopes that South African inflation will be contained, with the brunt felt next year just when mining houses and unions sit down for wage talks.

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UK scientists take on €8.2m grant for GM corn development

UK scientists take on €8.2m grant for GM corn development | Food Security | Scoop.it
A €8.2m ($10m) grant has been given to researchers at the John Innes Center in the UK to develop GM varieties of corn that are able to absorb nitrogen from the atmosphere, thus eliminating the use of fertilisers.
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How droughts will reshape the United States

How droughts will reshape the United States | Food Security | Scoop.it

More than half of the continental United States is currently suffering through the worst drought in 50 years, with heat and a lack of rain rippling through the middle of the country. Crops are wilting, soils are cracked, and some dried-out forests are catching fire. U.S. corn production in particular is dwindling.

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US crop worry to fuel world food prices in July: UN | Top News | Reuters

MILAN (Reuters) - Searing heat in the U.S. Midwest is expected to see global food prices snap three months of declines in July, the UN said on Thursday, as some international grain prices surged to highs last seen during the 2007-08 food crisis.

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Farm prices on upward trend in next decade: FAO, OECD | Reuters

Farm prices on upward trend in next decade: FAO, OECD | Reuters | Food Security | Scoop.it
ROME (Reuters) - World farm commodity prices will edge higher in the next decade, and oilseeds are set to outperform wheat and other cereals, both trends fuelled by demand in emerging economies, the OECD...
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Africa: Growing Africa's Land - analysis

A global land rush is afoot and Africa is top of investors' lists. Optimists predict agricultural transformation. Critics fear food insecurity, degradation and displacement.

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Rain in Brazil to impact global food prices

The bulls are back! From Goldman Sachs to hedge funds and index traders, bets on a second global food price shock are gathering steam as bad weather decimates crops in farming giants USA, Brazil,...
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As crops rot, millions go hungry in India

As crops rot, millions go hungry in India | Food Security | Scoop.it
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Every day some 3,000 Indian children die from illnesses related to malnutrition, and yet countless heaps of rodent-infested wheat and rice are rotting in fields across the north of...
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Want cheap food? Don't let the climate change - New Scientist

Want cheap food? Don't let the climate change - New Scientist | Food Security | Scoop.it

A new report suggests that by 2050 many UK consumers will be unable to afford current staples like meat, – and the same pressures will apply globally.Farmers around the world will face two challenges, both of which will drive up food prices, according to the report – What's Cooking? Adaptation & mitigation in the UK food system. They will have to cut their own greenhouse gas emissions and at the same time cope with the consequences of the climate change that does occur such as more extreme weather events.


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China: Maize-breeding records could drive breeding programmes

China: Maize-breeding records could drive breeding programmes | Food Security | Scoop.it
A 25-year timeline of the genetics of maize breeding history provides valuable lessons for the future, say Chinese scientists.
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Africa: Transforming agric, how foreign investment can work - Articles

Africa: Transforming agric, how foreign investment can work - Articles | Food Security | Scoop.it
The most compelling interactive Africa community, sharing news, photos, weblogs, videos, mobile reports and the untold stories by African people.
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India may review wheat export plans as US drought prompts food crisis worries

India may review wheat export plans as US drought prompts food crisis worries | Food Security | Scoop.it

India, the world's second-largest grower of rice, wheat and sugar, will review its export rules and consider curbing the amount of food crops that traders can stockpile, as a drought in the US and the worst monsoon in three years raise the specter of an impending food crisis.

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The Economist: Drying times

The Economist: Drying times | Food Security | Scoop.it

THE drought of 2012 started innocently enough, with a little less snow in the winter and a pleasantly early start to spring. But as the summer has rolled on a string of heat records have been set across America. Both lack of rain and extreme heat have conspired to create the worst drought for 55 years—with more dry weather forecast in the weeks to come.

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Zambia: ‘Enhancing food security through research and farmer training’

Zambia: ‘Enhancing food security through research and farmer training’ | Food Security | Scoop.it

In order to tackle hunger and poverty in Zambia using science based solutions, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), an agricultural research organisation has been working with the Zambia Agricultural Research Institute (ZARI) to improve food security, fight poverty and malnutrition by empowering small scale farmers with modern farming technologies and improved seed.

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Monsoon Worst in Three Years Threatens India Food Harvests

India, the world’s second-biggest rice, wheat and sugar producer, faces challenges in sustaining record food grain harvests as a 22 percent deficit in monsoon rain threatens planting, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said.

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GM crop scientists win $10m grant to benefit African farmers who cannot afford fertiliser.

GM crop scientists win $10m grant to benefit African farmers who cannot afford fertiliser. | Food Security | Scoop.it

A team of British plant scientists wins a $10m (£6.4m) grant from the Gates Foundation to develop GM cereal crops. The work at the John Innes Centre in Norwich is hoped to benefit African farmers who cannot afford fertiliser.

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ANALYSIS-Food crisis looms as importers sit out grain price highs | Reuters

* Corn on track for further gains; drought chips yields* Importers lulled into false sense of security with stocks* Pipeline of demand building as buyers play waiting gameBy Veronica Brown and Nigel...
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U.S. drought could send food prices skyrocketing globally

U.S. drought could send food prices skyrocketing globally | Food Security | Scoop.it
The prolonged drought that descended on Texas last year has now spread across half of the United States, according to the latest figures from the U.S.

The percentage of the contiguous U.S. land area experiencing "exceptional" drought conditions in July has reached the highest level in the history of the monitoring system since it started in 2000.

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India: The Grim Reaper - Declining Profitability of Agriculture and the Agrarian Crisis in India | International Affairs Review

India: The Grim Reaper - Declining Profitability of Agriculture and the Agrarian Crisis in India | International Affairs Review | Food Security | Scoop.it

At a recent interview, the Chairman of Central Bank of India, a government-owned commercial bank, asserted that agriculture in India is a profitable business and that misuse of loans by farmers was the primary reason for non-performing bank assets. Furthermore, the media was blamed for the hype over farmer suicides in India, currently estimated at over 200,000 between 1997 and 2011.

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U.S. crop worry to fuel world food prices in July: U.N.

(Reuters) - Searing heat in the U.S. Midwest is expected to see global food prices snap three months of declines in July, the UN said on Thursday, as some international grain prices surged to highs last seen during the 2007-08 food crisis.

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Uganda sees biotechnology as key to food security/nutrition

From Linda Asante Agyei: A GNA Special Correspondent, Kampala, Uganda   Accra, July 09, GNA - Despite the widespread cultivation of both cash and food security crops, food security and nutritio...
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David Willetts: more focus needed on agricultural research, including GM

David Willetts: more focus needed on agricultural research, including GM | Food Security | Scoop.it
Britain must place a renewed focus on agricultural research including GM projects, or risk falling behind other countries like Brazil, the Science Minister has said.
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