Tag Archives: starvation

Up to half of all food produced is wasted

TweetResearch shows that 1.2 to 2 billion tonnes of food are wasted each year.  Shockingly, this means that it could be possible that as much as half of all food produced in the world is wasted. As the Institute of Mechanical Engineers reports: “Today, we produce about four billion metric tones of food per annum. […]

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Britain 2012: Some families have only £2 per person per day for food

The fact that some families have £2 per person per day for food is a stark reality for many – but this hardship is lost on the government, report Family Action.

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The need for disaster prophylaxis – managing the risk, not the crisis

Debbie Hillier of Oxfam reports on the findings of a report into the response to the Horn Of Africa disaster, the east Africa food crisis drought.

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DEC step up East Africa food crisis campaign

The Disasters Emergency Committee are stepping up their efforts to raise donations and bring aid to the millions at risk from starvation in the Horn of Africa.

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