Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Whether or not it is a famine, the point is our job is trying to prevent it from becoming a famine," she said. "And if we have to wait where conditions are so bad that it’s a famine, it’s too late. Famine Watch: South Sudan Teams Study Hunger Data
Sunday, July 27, 2014
The world should not wait for a famine to be announced while children here are dying each and every day,” said Anthony Lake, Executive Director of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). “We all have to do more, and quickly, to keep more children alive. UN warns of ‘hunger catastrophe’ for South Sudanese children
Friday, July 25, 2014
Mali : Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 30 June 2014) - pdf

Mali is currently experiencing a sustained but fragile recovery from the series of shocks that occurred over the past three years - a pastoral crisis in 2010, a drought in 2011 and the political and security crisis in 2012 and 2013. 
According to a March 2014 analysis, at that time, more than 1.5 million people were currently in food insecurity in Mali. During the lean season (June through October), this number is expected to increase to 1.9 million people— meaning that 40% of people in the North of the country will have trouble finding their next meal.
The nutrition situation is worrying: this year, an estimated 660,000 children across the country are believed to be at risk of acute malnutrition.
via the World Food Programme

Mali : Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 30 June 2014) - pdf

Mali is currently experiencing a sustained but fragile recovery from the series of shocks that occurred over the past three years - a pastoral crisis in 2010, a drought in 2011 and the political and security crisis in 2012 and 2013. 

According to a March 2014 analysis, at that time, more than 1.5 million people were currently in food insecurity in Mali. During the lean season (June through October), this number is expected to increase to 1.9 million people— meaning that 40% of people in the North of the country will have trouble finding their next meal.

The nutrition situation is worrying: this year, an estimated 660,000 children across the country are believed to be at risk of acute malnutrition.

via the World Food Programme

Thursday, September 5, 2013 Monday, April 9, 2012 Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Monday, January 23, 2012 Thursday, July 14, 2011
We have to change,” said Maria Damanaki, EU Maritime and Fisheries Commissioner, in Brussels. “We cannot afford business as usual any more because the stocks are really collapsing. EU unveils plan to revive dwindling fish stocks
Sunday, July 10, 2011 Sunday, July 3, 2011
This meal shows the average amount of food purchased, and wasted, per person in the United States during the course of a year. 
via National Geographic

This meal shows the average amount of food purchased, and wasted, per person in the United States during the course of a year. 

via National Geographic

Monday, June 6, 2011
jtotheizzoe:

Climate to wreak havoc on food supply, predicts report
This map represents the density of children in food crisis over the next 40 years should climate change continue on its present course.

jtotheizzoe:

Climate to wreak havoc on food supply, predicts report

This map represents the density of children in food crisis over the next 40 years should climate change continue on its present course.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Monday, February 7, 2011
The usual suspects will, of course, go wild over suggestions that global warming has something to do with the food crisis; those who insist that Ben Bernanke has blood on his hands tend to be more or less the same people who insist that the scientific consensus on climate reflects a vast leftist conspiracy.

But the evidence does, in fact, suggest that what we’re getting now is a first taste of the disruption, economic and political, that we’ll face in a warming world. And given our failure to act on greenhouse gases, there will be much more, and much worse, to come.
Paul Krugman: Droughts, Floods and Food
Friday, February 4, 2011
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