Out of tuna

Is it the end of the line for a ban on bluefish tuna fishing?

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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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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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Food price crisis: feasting on apocalyptic porn

Observers and officials are using reports of a food crisis to scaremonger about everything from population growth to modern technology.

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Food Price Crisis: the world won’t starve just yet

Prices have leapt due to growing demand, but we can feed the world if we refuse to allow irrational ideas – like environmentalism – to get in the way.

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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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