Cameroon food prices rise critically under Boko Haram conflict

Cameroon food prices rise critically under Boko Haram conflict

Moki Edwin Kindzeka for VOA – WNN WorldFOOD (WNN/VOA) Amchide, CAMEROON,  MIDDLE AFRICA: Muslims in Cameroon are observing Ramadan in the face of serious price hikes for food due to border closures meant to protect against incursions from the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram. Nigeria supplies up to 80% of food in North Cameroon. In […]

India's Dalit women empowered by collective farming

India's Dalit women empowered by collective farming

Stella Paul for Global Press Institute – WNN WorldFOOD (WNN) Hyderabad, INDIA, SOUTHERN ASIA: Bujjiamma Begary, 27, can finally afford to eat vegetables again. “For nearly five years, all I could afford was rice and a thin red gram [pigeon pea] soup because I didn’t have the money to buy fresh vegetables, which have become […]

Give Women farmers a level field

Give Women farmers a level field

Brenda Schoepp for Alberta Farmer Express – WNN WorldFOOD (WNN) Alberta, CANADA, AMERICA: There has been a global failure to improve infrastructure and address policy to enable women to access the same level of education, technology, credit, and land ownership. In many countries I have seen how this has left farming women unprepared for the current […]

NIGER, AFRICA: Catholic Relief Services work to slow food shortages

NIGER, AFRICA: Catholic Relief Services work to slow food shortages

IRIN – UN Humanitarian news & analysis – WNN – WorldFOOD (WNN/IRIN) Maradi/Diffa, NIGER, WESTERN AFRICA: Farmers in drought-ridden parts of Niger are facing a dangerous combination of stresses – chronic drought, land degradation, pests and poor seeds – which threaten to throw them even deeper into hunger and poverty. James Litzinger, an agricultural specialist […]

New report highlights importance of U.S. organic food production

New report highlights importance of U.S. organic food production

WNN – WorldFOOD (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Outlining the problems of today’s industrialization of food compared to our organic food supply, a new report released by the Center for Food Safety – Cool Food Campaign, outlines the true impacts of global climate on food security and agricultural resilience. In the United States climate, […]

Ancient indigenous diets are more 'nutrient dense', say global experts

Ancient indigenous diets are more 'nutrient dense', say global experts

WNN – WorldFOOD (WNN/IRIN) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Unprecedented levels of chronic non-communicable diseases are prompting health experts and indigenous activists to highlight a need to revert to the diets of our ancestors to regain lost nutrients. This would also assist in improving society’s relationship with the earth, and to restoring both […]

Geneticly engineered food labeling & restrictions approved in U.S. States

Geneticly engineered food labeling & restrictions approved in U.S. States

WNN WorldFOOD (WNN) Augusta, Main, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Policies in food production transparency is revving up in the United States as the State of Maine is joining one other U.S. state, the State of Connecticut, with legislation requiring food labels that will let grocery shoppers know how many food products they eat have been genetically […]

Food related disease is our biggest challenge

Food related disease is our biggest challenge

Dr. Alessandro Demaio – WNN WorldFOOD (WNN) Copenhagen, DENMARK, WESTERN EUROPE: In early December 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden, I was asked to present an insight into the links between food and global health to the Swedish Medical Society Conference; a brief outline on the parallels and overlap between what we eat, the systems that produce and […]

1 2 3