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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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Please contribute to the Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty

When I first started to work on developing the journal Food Policy in the 1970s, there were no food banks in Britain. In fact, Britain was at its most equal since the early 1900s. Today food banks are spreading like … Continue reading

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First world hunger – wasted food for surplus people?

Why is there food insecurity and hunger in rich countries? What can be done about it? Prof Graham Riches from the University of British Columbia first wrote about hunger in rich countries over 30 years ago. He has just revisited … Continue reading

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SQUEEZED – Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility

That’s the title of a new research report from Oxfam and the Institute for Development Studies. It chronicles the effects, five years on, of increased food prices and food price volatility upon poor people in low and middle income countries … Continue reading

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Eradicate hunger by 2025 – and don’t confuse this goal with future food provisioning

Countries can eradicate hunger if they want to, if they don’t confuse eradicating hunger with the need to secure adequate food supplies in the medium to long term. That’s the clear message from Andrew MacMillan, a former long time member … Continue reading

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