Food

China is Major Contributor to World Food Security?

June 7, 2008 / No Comments

Toot toot! That would be China blowing its own horn. China's agricultural minister is claiming that the Middle Kingdom is a major contributor to world food security for the simple reason that the big Panda feeds one-fourth of the global population. Yeah, right. China takes care of her own. Whoopdee doo! What if every country was satisfied that it were able to just take care ...

The Problem with Biofuels – U.N. Food Summit

June 5, 2008 / No Comments

Not all countries think more biofuels are the answer. At least not yet. There's Japan, the United States, Brazil...the major biofuel-producing countries. The beef, um, corn is that biofuel output is causing food prices to soar. Biofuels are made from corn, sugar cane and other food stuffs. At the just closed U.N. Food summit Japan argued for promotion of second generation biofuels, ...

Spiraling Food Prices, Chicken is Next

May 16, 2008 / No Comments

For those expecting rice and corn to be the only food prices to reach record levels, we have news. Chicken meat is going to be sold for more money this year because food companies noted sharply higher production costs. With oil and grains breaking record after record, there is nothing that can be done but to increase the prices, said ...

African Farmers, Solution for the Spiraling Food Prices

May 13, 2008 / 2 Comments

There are so many reasons why food prices sky-rocketed during the last twelve months, but more important than blaming, is to find a viable solution. Jeffrey D. Sachs, head of Columbia University's Earth Institute and adviser to the U.N. chief, talked on Monday about the food crisis in developing countries. He said that simple reforms could double Africa's food production in ...