Monthly Archives: November 2010

Food Apocalypse Fatigue

The world is rapidly moving towards disaster; call it doomsday or apocalypse.  I am not referring to the global financial crisis or the risk that financial problems in Greece, Ireland and other EU countries will drag the rest of the … Continue reading

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African Food System and Its Interactions with Human Health and Nutrition

The book is available for purchase online at the Cornell University Press or click here for order form. Please join us at our Book Launch Event on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, from 4:30-6:00 pm in G10 Biotech, Cornell University.

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The Costs and Benefits of Fertilizer Subsidies: An illustration from Sri Lanka

A large number of case studies covering a variety of food policy issues in many different countries are available on the following web site: http://cip.cornell.edu/gfs .  Each of the case studies focuses on an important policy issue in a particular … Continue reading

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Is land grabbing neo-colonialism or a development opportunity?

Land rich developing countries are selling or transferring user rights of large tracts of farmland to governments and investors from other countries. Large expansions in the amount of land thus turned over to the control by interests external to the … Continue reading

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Genetic Engineering

Genetic engineering will not solve the world’s hunger and malnutrition problems. But a continuation of the opposition, by those who already have access to enough food, to its responsible use to improve agricultural productivity and reduce risks among smallholder farmers … Continue reading

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The Aral Sea: An Ecological Disaster

A large number of case studies covering a variety of food policy issues in many different countries are available on the following web site: http://cip.cornell.edu/gfs .  Each of the case studies focuses on an important policy issue in a particular … Continue reading

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