Somalia faces food crisis

Country faces ‘worst humanitarian crisis in war-torn Somalia in 18 years’ according to the FAO.

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Are we consuming unhealthy food campaigns?

Sandy Szwarc at Junkfood Science looks at how a belief that something can make you ill can produce genuine psychosomatic illness.

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You’ll never be ethical enough

Alex Renton bemoans how ethical brands have sold out to The Man.

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What’s the Future of Food?

New online debate begins on Spiked.

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Food shortages follow drought in Kenya

People are accustomed to drought conditions. But is there a new cycle where the droughts come more regularly, because of climate change?

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Average age of death in the UK

Instead of life expectancies, I was wondering how long people actually lived for.

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Epidemic of type 2 diabetes in children - is it real?

The fear that our kids are going to die young because of obesity is largely predicated on a steep rise in cases of type 2 diabetes, starting among children.

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Australia wants food to go the extra mile

Australian agriculture minister Tony Burke has laid into the idea that Europeans should buy local to protect the environment.

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Supermarkets to feel the pinch?

As food prices start to moderate - commodity prices are already in decline - the supermarkets are going to have to compete harder with each other to get customers in, which could cut their margins.

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Food prices: don’t turn a drama into a crisis

We could challenge the food crisis by calling on governments to remove the bizarre barriers to producing more food.

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Once we worried about getting enough food. Now we seem to fret about having too much food, or about what food might do to us and the planet. This website is designed to be an antidote to food fears.

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