Topic: UN Food and Agriculture Organization
If the world has a poor harvest this year, food prices will rise to previously unimaginable levels. Food riots will multiply, political unrest will spread, and governments will fall.
02/08/2011 01:24 pm
The Fed says it's not to blame for rising food costs. But could its money printing be a cause?
02/08/2011 12:18 pm
By 2050, the planet will add the equivalent of a new China and India in population. Africa is increasingly seen as the new global breadbasket in the quest to feed all those people.
02/07/2011 09:12 am
A global index for food prices, as measured by the UN, reached a record high last month. This on the heels of a food crisis in 2007-08. The weather isn't the only culprit -- or solution.
01/19/2011 04:22 pm
Here are some stories in 2010 that you may have overlooked, including a global decline in suicide attacks and the phasing out of the Predator drone.
12/22/2010 03:36 pm
According to Transparency International's annual Corruption Perceptions Index, Somalia is the world's most corrupt country, highlighting the convergence of conflict and corruption.
10/26/2010 10:32 am
Wealthy countries are buying up farm land in poorer countries – with global consequences. These controversial land grabs hurt local workers and ecosystems, and dangerously tip the scale of the world's food economy.
09/14/2010 11:20 am
The death of more than a million livestock in the Pakistan floods has wiped out years of farmers' savings. How the government responds will shape the country's economic future.
09/07/2010 04:13 pm
As global wheat prices rise, Africans are feeling the pinch when buying something as simple as bread. Mozambique bread riots could be a warning sign for African nations who have leased fertile agricultural land to foreign countries.
09/06/2010 02:20 pm
Gulf oil spill is a crude reminder of the many ways humans are fouling the planet. Can Earth survive?
06/22/2010 09:54 am