Stewart Patrick analyses a UN-FAO report which considers how the human consumption of insects could help in the fight against world hunger.
Yanzhong Huang discusses China's expanding list of unsafe food products, failures in its regulation of food, and its need for serious reform.
Joel D. Hirst discusses the hunger strike by nine Venezuelan students and their demand for action by the Organization of American States (OAS) on the state of democracy in Venezuela.
Rising food prices offer the United States an opportunity to wean farmers off lavish subsidies. However, as David Victor argues in this Newsweek article, the U.S Congress has been doing just the opposite by passing legislation that will heap even more cash on farmers.
Michael Gerson argues that despite rising food prices, the U.S. government has the ability to practically end hunger within its borders. And while there may be many explanations for why it has not already done so—there are no excuses.
We are now several months into the global food crisis. Food prices have almost doubled in three years, threatening to push 100 million people into absolute poverty, undoing much of the development progress of the past few years. The new hunger has triggered riots from Haiti to Egypt to Ethiopia, threatening political stability; it has conjured up a raft of protectionist policies, threatening globalization. Yet, Sebastian Mallaby argues that the response to this crisis from governments the world over has been lackadaisical or worse.
Gene B. Sperling explains why "we need to provide more food aid and we need to make sure it is delivered in a way that continues to strengthen school-feeding programs."
Volatile food prices have become a frequent feature of the global economy. The Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations convened a score of experts to examine the consequences of past, and future, spikes in global food prices.
The sharp run-up in food prices has triggered riots in several countries and threatened to push millions of people below the poverty line. In this Center for Geoeconomic Studies Working Paper, Karen H. Johnson explains the causes and likely future course of food-price inflation and analyzes the implications for central banks, trade negotiators, and agricultural policy.
From the November/December 2008 issue of Foreign Affairs: How illusion and greed fan the food crisis.
Daniel Gustafson of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization says the next president should place agricultural policy high on the development agenda.
President Obama gave these remarks at the Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security in Washington, DC on May 18, 2012.
Senior U.S. officials gave this press briefing at the G8 summit in Maryland on May 18, 2012.
The White House released this fact sheet on the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition at the G8 summit in Maryland on May 18, 2012.