On Wednesday, as anticipated, the House of Representatives passed the Farm Bill after a 2 year impasse with 251 to 166 votes. The Democratic leadership of the Senate has already endorsed it, making it likely that it will pass the Senate floor as well in the coming week and be on President Obama’s desk soon. … Continue reading The USA Have A Farm Bill! Halle … Well … Yeah.
Hey from Malmö! I am on a whirlwind trip around Southern Sweden and Denmark, so i might check in less frequently, but still wanted to share this NYTimes op-Ed by Mark Bittman on how to feed the world, in which he only requires three pages to roll up the entire debate about quantity vs. distribution … Continue reading How To Feed The World
This weekend, David Cameron hosted the G8 “Hunger Summit” in Northern Ireland, resulting in promises, pledges, praise – and a lot of backlash from African civil society, who this summit was supposed to help. What was the problem? (the IF campaign actually had a really good promotion video.) Prior to the summit, Cameron announced his … Continue reading IF … Policymakers Would Listen to Civil Society?
Here is a mind-boggling Sunday statistic for you: India is estimated to have more undernourished people than all of Sub-Saharan Africa combined. I had to re-read that sentence three times before really grasping its consequences. I think especially in academia, we are now so used to think of India as an “emerging economy”, a “model … Continue reading India On the Verge to Legally Implement Right to Food
I was fascinated by this blog post by the blog “Food Governance“, which refers to and summarizes the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food’s report on his mission to the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).