Hunger

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The global food system is complex and fragile – and the impacts when it fails are deadly. Despite more than enough food being produced to feed the world, there has been a six-fold increase in the number of people living in famine-like conditions since 2020.

Tuesday briefing: Why hunger is as big a threat as Covid

Vidal rejects the framing of this as a crisis of food, of which there is plenty. In fact, food production has been rising steadily for decades. “It’s really a crisis of poverty and distribution – people cannot afford to buy food that is there,” he says.

Tuesday briefing: Why hunger is as big a threat as Covid

To properly tackle the crisis of hunger, the global food industry has to be diversified so poorer countries aren’t held hostage by a few massive companies and can rely on their own food supplies to feed their people

Tuesday briefing: Why hunger is as big a threat as Covid

1. Elsewhere

1.1. In my garden

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1.2. In the Agora

1.3. Mentions

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