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.
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.
The World Bank analyzes trends and determinants in rising food prices as well as the impact on countries and households and recommends policy options for governments facing food crises.
This panel discusses why there are malnourished people in the world despite a global capability to provide food in a cost-effective way.
In a time of rising global food prices, Africa produces a fraction of the world's crops. What can be done to foster a Green Revolution in Africa?
EU policymakers debate cutting farm subsidies as legislators on both sides of the Atlantic consider how trade distortions fit into the global food crisis.
The 2008 Food for Peace Act replaced the 1954 legislation Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act and is governed by the Farm Bill. The Food for Peace Act aims to combat world hunger, promote agricultural development and trade, and prevent conflict.
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."
A mounting food crisis threatens grave consequences for the world’s poor. Experts blame rising oil prices and self-interested agricultural policies.
In Wednesday's roundup: the credibility of the African Union; Jimmy Carter and Hamas; and investigating Benazir Bhutto's death.
Daniel Gustafson of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization says the next president should place agricultural policy high on the development agenda.
Anderson Cooper reports on a nutritional breakthrough.
A spike in global food prices, rising at a rate not seen in three decades, has been blamed by some on surging demand for biofuels. Others, however, say this oversimplifies the case.
The recent spate of contamination in the U.S. food supply, much of it traced to Chinese ingredients, has raised questions about safeguards on food imports.
In October 2006, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued this call for emergency food aid to North Korea to be maintained despite the country’s alleged nuclear test.
Williams argues that the status quo for peace operations in untenable and that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Red Team provides an in-depth investigation into the work of red teams, revealing the best practices, most common pitfalls, and most effective applications of these modern-day devil's advocates. More
Ashley's War tells the poignant and gripping story of a groundbreaking team of female American warriors who served alongside Special Operations soldiers in Afghanistan. More
Smith's insightful book explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. More
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