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How do you measure the number of hungry people in the world – and why did the numbers drop by some 130 million between 2018-19?

Although the number of hungry people in the world has been rising for the past 5 years, reaching 690 million in 2019, according to the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World Report 2020, that total number shows … Continue reading

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Don’t copy failed US #foodbanks model in UK warns Andy Fisher, author of Big #Hunger: The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-hunger Groups”

Do not create a hunger industrial complex in the UK as has happened in the USA. That’s a key message from Andy Fisher, author of “Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-hunger Groups”, who is touring the … Continue reading

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Getting the facts straight about #foodinsecurity

I just wrote this blog for the #EndHungerUK campaign, prior to its national conference on 17th  October in London In September 2015, the British Government committed itself to end hunger and all forms of malnutrition. It was then that the … Continue reading

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Taking #hunger as seriously as medals – why the UK needs a minister to tackle household #food insecurity

I wrote the following blog for the End Hunger UK campaign website. What do you think is more important? Putting on a good show for the world and winning lots of medals in the London 2012 Olympics or ending hunger … Continue reading

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#endhungeruk campaign launches big conversation – step up to the plate

g Today saw the launch of a long-term campaign to end the scandal of hunger and food insecurity in the UK. Over a dozen organisations have come together to encourage a big conversation around ‘How can we end hunger in … Continue reading

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How the #commodities casino creates #hunger and unrest – an interview with Alan Bjerga

Earlier this summer a group of northern universities – the n8 – launched their agrifood strategy in Manchester. One of the speakers was Alan Bjerga, who writes about food and commodities for Bloomberg News. He is also author of the … Continue reading

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From #diet for a small planet, to myths about world #hunger to living democracy and hope – a conversation with Frances Moore Lappé

It was quite fitting that Coventry University’s Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) invited Frances Moore Lappé to give a keynote speech at its 2nd birthday party in mid-July. Frances has had a huge impact with her work spanning … Continue reading

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From India’s green to greed to evergreen revolution – M S Swaminathen discusses a lifetime’s work

In 2009, I met M S Swaminathan during a visit to India. A plant genetistist, who was at Cambridge at the same time as Watson and Crick, he is often known as the father of India’s green revolution. A towering … Continue reading

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Addressing #hunger, #debt, #trade and #finance – a lifetime’s work for Susan George

Susan George has been an indefatigable campaigner for a fairer world all her life. Her first book ‘How the Other Half Dies – the real reasons for world hunger’ published in the mid 1970s was hugely influential on a whole … Continue reading

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Hear the launch of #FeedingBritain report by the All-Party Inquiry into Hunger in the UK

After a blaze of publicity yesterday and in front of TV cameras today, the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger in the United Kingdom was launched this morning in Parliament. You can hear a full recording of the launch event here: … Continue reading

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