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Paying the Price for Eating Meat

“Eating meat is something new now,” states Joel E. Cohen during the first annual Malthus Lecture titled “Meat,” which was delivered on March 3, 2010 in Washington, DC. According to Cohen, the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of Populations at The…

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Has the food crisis abated?

The Scientific American recently published an edited transcript from an interview with Joachim von Braun, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). In the question-an-answer segment, von Braun discusses current…

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The food crisis isn't over

In a recently published commentary in Nature, Joachim von Braun outlines the risks of a global recession on food security in developing countries. “The stage is set for the next international food crisis,” warns von Braun. The article abstract may be…

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Food and Financial Crises: Implications for Agriculture and the Poor

Brief by Joachim von Braun, prepared for CGIAR Annual General Meeting, Maputo, Mozambique, December 1, 2008 High food prices from 2007 through mid-2008 had serious implications for food and nutrition security, macroeconomic stability, and political…

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Global Food Crisis

The dramatic rise and volatility of food prices over the last year have shaken the global food system. Governments and the international development community generally have responded to various aspects of the food crisis, but questions remain about…

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Social protection helps families cope with rising food prices

Elizabeth Hernandez Amaya lives in a poor district on the outskirts of Mexico City with her husband and three young children. Her husband gets jobs at work sites when he can, but he is not regularly employed, and the family often struggles to meet…

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Strengthening Families Affected by HIV/AIDS and the Food Crisis

Hunger and AIDS often coexist and interact: malnutrition and food insecurity heighten susceptibility to HIV exposure and infection, while AIDS in turn exacerbates hunger and malnutrition. High food prices aggravate this vicious cycle, overlaying an…

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