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 […]

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 […]

Dwindling food supplies in Venezuela hit low-income sector first

Dwindling food supplies in Venezuela hit low-income sector first

Virginia Lopez in Caracas – WNN WorldFOOD (WNN/GDN) Caracas, VENEZUELA, SOUTH AMERICA: It’s the rainy season in Venezuela and Pedro Rodríguez has had to battle upturned manhole lids, flooded avenues and infernal traffic jams in his quest for sugar, oil and milk in Caracas. His daily battle to find food is not new, but it’s […]

Food juicing may not be as healthy as you think

Food juicing may not be as healthy as you think

Tim Crowe, Deakin University – WNN WorldFOOD (WNN) Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, OCEANIA: On average a piece of fruit or vegetable contains up to three grams of fiber; a glass of juice contains less than 0.5 grams. Eating more fruits and vegetables is the foundation stone of any healthy diet, with the national dietary guidelines recommending adults […]

Global girls are backbone of worldwide food production

Global girls are backbone of worldwide food production

Katie Nguyen  – WNN MDG Stories A girl carries a basket of cocoa pods on her head during a harvest in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province on August 24, 2010. Yusuf Ahmad/REUTERS  (WNN) LONDON: What would happen if women farmers were given the same opportunities as men? Their agricultural yields could grow by 20 percent to […]

Consciousness-raising the ruling class

Consciousness-raising the ruling class

WNN Radio release (WNN Radio release) UK: During five days of May 2011, Baroness Anne Jenkin set up a soup kitchen in Britain’s House of Lords, to help the peers “get a better understanding of the challenges faced by people living in extreme poverty.” The Women’s Parliamentary Radio tours the place to see what the diners there […]

UN Women Head Unveils Empowerment Agenda

UN Women Head Unveils Empowerment Agenda

Kanya D’Almeida – IPS – Monday, 31 January, 2011 (originally published 26 Jan) UNITED NATIONS, Jan 26, 2011 (IPS) – Despite birthing 100 percent of the world’s children, growing 70 percent of the world’s food and performing 60 percent of the world’s labour, women only receive a fraction – a mere 10 percent – of […]