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    1. April 11, 2014

      Population growth in sub-Saharan Africa raises food supply alarm

      When Harry Harrison published Make Room!, Make Room! in 1966 – a dystopian vision of an overpopulated world of 7bn people...

    2. November 20, 2013

      Food policy: experts call for an end to waste

      Eighteen centuries ago, Tertullian, a Christian writer from north Africa, wrote: “Our numbers are burdensome to the world,...

    Special Reports

    1. The Future of the Food Industry

      The global population is expected to increase by 2bn people by 2050. The prospect of f...
    2. The Business of Global Food Security

      As evidence mounts that climate change will affect crop yields, what can businesses, g...
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    1. September 25, 2013

      From Thailand to Ecuador: A tale of two shrimp farmers

      Driven to despair by a plague that has laid to waste young shrimps across east Asia, Suraphol Pratuangtham, a seafood farmer...

    2. June 18, 2013

      Global fish prices leap to all-time high

      Global fish prices have leapt to all-time highs as China’s growing appetite for high-end species – from tuna to oysters –...

    3. June 6, 2013

      China’s appetite for food imports to fuel agribusiness M&A

      China is set to become more dependent on imported grains, oilseeds and meat during the next 10 years, a development that is...

    4. March 25, 2012

      UN moves to curb farmland grabs

      The UN has proposed that countries set limits on the size of agriculture land sales to regulate the growing trend of...

    5. March 19, 2012

      Rising food prices hard to stomach

      Rising oil prices are attracting the attention of inflation-worried investors. But lurking in the background is an even...

    6. March 5, 2012

      Rising Asia demand underpins tea price

      The tea price is likely to stay buoyant, says the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation in a report, supported by...

    7. February 23, 2012

      Gates attacks ‘outdated’ UN food agencies

      Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder turned philanthropist, has broken a taboo in the development community by publicly...

    8. January 25, 2012

      Feeding the 9bn

      The good news is that the world’s farmers are set for bumper crops this year. Global wheat stocks are at their highest in 12...

    9. January 12, 2012

      Food inflation abates as grain stocks rise

      The threat of food inflation, a serious concern for emerging countries last year, is starting to recede as high prices for...

    10. December 28, 2011

      Population trends

      Poor Thomas Malthus. The 18th-century theorist, who believed that population increases would inevitably be checked, must...

    11. November 20, 2011

      Agencies told to trim back or lose aid

      The international development secretary is threatening to drop Unesco and the Food and Agriculture Organisation from...

    12. November 13, 2011

      Agriculture sector offers up opportunities and ethical issues

      The invisible hand of the market may eventually solve the problem of food supply in an overpopulated world, but investors...

    13. November 3, 2011

      Food prices to remain volatile, says UN

      Agricultural commodities prices are expected to remain at high levels well into 2012, the UN’s Food and Agriculture...

    14. October 28, 2011

      Water: smart ways to reduce stress levels

      While climate change and carbon reduction have attracted the most attention, global water stress is emerging as a more...

    15. October 23, 2011

      FAO cautious on drop in food prices

      For food and drink companies more accustomed to battling input inflation, the 5.3 per cent drop in food prices – as measured...

    16. October 13, 2011

      Prices: Market forces may have the effect of stifling supply

      At a time of record demand, farmers would be expected to plant ever more cereals. But unstable prices are making it harder...

    17. October 10, 2011

      UN says food prices to remain high

      Food commodity prices are likely to stay high and volatile during the next few years because of rising demand, more frequent...

    18. June 28, 2011

      FAO’s new chief defends biofuels

      The new head of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation has warned against “demonising” biofuels, in a reversal of the...

    19. June 26, 2011

      Father of Brazilian food programme to lead FAO

      The father of Brazil’s much-praised Zero Hunger programme has been elected the next head of the UN’s Food and Agriculture...

    20. June 23, 2011

      Food security drives race to lead UN body

      When Jacques Diouf sought re-election as the chief of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation for a third term...

    21. June 23, 2011

      Food price volatility

      A new topic has entered the global debate on food policy: price volatility. The first-ever G20 farm ministers’ conference in...

    22. June 17, 2011

      Decade of soaring food prices forecast

      The world should prepare for a decade of high food prices, two leading organisations warned on Friday as they raised their...

    23. June 7, 2011

      G20 targets volatile food prices

      The G20 group of leading nations is to launch an attempt to reduce price volatility in agricultural commodities by collating...

    24. June 7, 2011

      FAO expects food prices to remain high

      Agricultural commodities prices are set to remain high for the rest of the year, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation...

    25. June 3, 2011

      No soft option for investors

      As the world population grows and large numbers – such as in China and Brazil – move out of poverty, demand for food...

    26. March 6, 2011

      Biotech groups see modified crop boost

      Leading groups say that rising food prices could change attitudes towards genetically modified seeds The surge in food...

    27. March 3, 2011

      IMF warns food prices to stay high

      The world faces a prolonged period of high food prices, the International Monetary Fund has warned, arguing that the main...

    28. February 14, 2011

      Why the FAO needs nuance

      With global agricultural markets on the edge after a string of bad crops, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation has...

    29. February 3, 2011

      Bad weather sends food prices to fresh high

      Global food prices hit a record high last month, surpassing the levels seen during the 2007-08 food crisis, the UN said on...

    30. February 2, 2011

      Food prices rise to fresh record high

      Global food prices hit a fresh record high last month, surpassing the levels seen during the 2007-08 food crisis, the United...

    31. January 24, 2011

      McDonald’s profits rise despite soft winter sales

      McDonald’s, the US fast food chain, said on Monday that it may have to raise prices at its restaurants this year as it...

    32. January 16, 2011

      Argentina’s dry spell trims harvest

      Far from bringing catastrophic flooding, in Argentina La Niña has triggered hot, dry conditions that, along with a...

    33. January 12, 2011

      World moves closer to food price shock

      Blue skies: the US revision to expected harvests leaves no further room for weather problems The world has moved a step...

    34. January 12, 2011

      Corn and soyabeans surge on US forecasts

      The world has moved a step closer to a food price shock after the US government surprised traders by cutting stock forecasts...

    35. January 7, 2011

      Farmers wanted

      Food prices are rising again, but the world need not panic – yet. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation, we are...

    36. January 5, 2011

      UN body warns of ‘food price shock’

      The world faces a “food price shock”, the Food and Agricultural Organisation has warned after its benchmark index of...

    37. January 5, 2011

      Global food prices hit record high

      Food prices hit a record high last month, surpassing the levels seen during the 2007-08 crisis, the UN’s Food and...

    38. November 17, 2010

      Fears of new food crisis as prices soar

      The bill for global food imports will top $1,000bn this year for the second time ever, putting the world “dangerously close”...

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