food crisis

Hungry for Profit: The Ethics of Speculating on Food Prices

From wheat to cattle, sugar to hogs, food commodities have become big business. But should society be playing with its food for financial gain? 

Investing in the stock market has been likened to gambling. Of course, they are fundamentally different. Gambling is a zero-sum game; no actual value is created, the loser's money is simply given to the winner.

Leave the Corn, Take the Algae: Time to Say Buona Notte to Food-Based Biofuels

You have a bushel of corn. You can either produce 2.7 gallons of ethanol or feed 50 people. Which would you choose?

Foxes in Charge of the Henhouse: The Influence of Big Agribusiness on Food Policy

Understanding the relationship between money, politics and food can cause a loss of appetite

Propping Up the Past: Fossil Fuel Subsidies Should Go the Way of the Dinosaur

Ending subsidies for dirty fuel would make gas more expensive. Maybe that's not a bad thing

If You Had to Choose: Solve the Climate Crisis, Food Crisis or Financial Crisis?

"It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." -- Dr. Carl Sagan (1934-1996), cosmologist{1}

In a recent New York Times article, environmental blogger and reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal wonders, "Where did global warming go?"

Truth Comes to Market: Sustainable Finance on the Rise in Nigeria

"We will not continue to take savings and deposits from Nigerians and then lend to companies that will use the funds to destroy the environment." -- Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Nigerian central bank governor

Linking Africa’s Farmers to the Food Crisis: A Challenge to the World’s Mobile App Developers

"We need to focus on the links among hunger, water and energy, so that solutions to one can become solutions to all." -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, August 10 , Seoul

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