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September 08 2011


Tracking the Global Food Situation

Prices rose 2.2 percent in August for staple grains, which supply the bulk of human calories and on which many of the world's poor depend. Those prices are now 36 percent above the levels of a year ago.

March 10 2011


February 14 2011


February 08 2011


Drought Imperils China's Wheat Crop

World wheat prices are already surging, and any effort by China to import large quantities of food could drive international prices even higher.

November 24 2010


October 11 2010


Environmental Changes to Blame for Drop in Yield of ‘Miracle Rice’

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/10/101008105854.htm ScienceDaily (Oct. 10, 2010) — Environmental changes are to blame for a 15% drop in the yield of “miracle rice” — also known as rice variety IR8 — since the 1960s when it was first released and lauded for its superior yields that helped avert famine across Asia at the time. other varieties in [...]

September 07 2010


Food Crisis Worsens in Central Africa

Floods that destroyed crops and livestock only worsened a crisis that was already under way as a result of successive years of drought and failed harvests in the region.

August 11 2010


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June 10 2010

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