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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 Sunday, January 30, 2011
In November, 20 poor countries submitted their requests to GAFSP for projects worth $1 billion. Only three got anything. That was unsurprising. Roger Thurow of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, a think-tank, notes that GAFSP is “already gasping”. America has handed over only $67m of its promised $475m. Congress has whittled down the president’s budget request for a further $400m to $100m. An accompanying piece of legislation to help switch US-AID’s efforts from emergency aid to long-term investment seems to have been torpedoed. Two dozen aid agencies recently warned Mr Obama of a “strong risk” that GAFSP would cease to exist.

Other countries are reneging too. Less than one-third of the promised $20 billion for agriculture turns out to be new money. Much of that has not arrived. A big cause of food-price rises is trade bans by exporters. The G20 has asked the Russian government to study how to block these. But Russia is one of the chief culprits: Foxes Inc regulating hencoop security.
Hungry for votes: How much do rich governments really worry about feeding the world?
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Tuesday, January 11, 2011
But whereas in years past, it’s been weather that has caused a spike in commodities prices, now it’s trends on both sides of the food supply/demand equation that are driving up prices. On the demand side, the culprits are population growth, rising affluence, and the use of grain to fuel cars. On the supply side: soil erosion, aquifer depletion, the loss of cropland to nonfarm uses, the diversion of irrigation water to cities, the plateauing of crop yields in agriculturally advanced countries, and — due to climate change — crop-withering heat waves and melting mountain glaciers and ice sheets. These climate-related trends seem destined to take a far greater toll in the future. The Great Food Crisis of 2011: It’s real, and it’s not going away anytime soon.
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