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Reconciling Climate Justice and Food Security:  Complex Problems in Need of Global Solutions

Center of Concern | Tue, Jul 1, 2008

Reconciling Climate Justice and Food Security: Complex Problems in Need of Global Solutions

Biofuels, or fuels derived from plants, have been making headlines recently for their role in the world food crisis. Touted as a new clean fuel that will help solve the climate crisis, activists have long warned about the poverty and justice implications. Nonetheless, while the conversion of basic food crops into fuel for vehicles in wealthy countries seems a particularly cruel incarnation of the growing divide between the haves and have-nots of the world, it is also only a symptom of a broken economic order that prioritizes profits over human subsistence.
Defining Food:  Sustenance, Fuel, or Profit?

Center of Concern | Thu, Jun 5, 2008

Defining Food: Sustenance, Fuel, or Profit?

This week, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization is hosting a World Food Security Conference in Rome. Originally conceived as an opportunity for the international community to explore the potential implications of climate change on world food security in the coming decades, the current global food crisis has highlighted not just the relevancy, but the desperate urgency of the issue.

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