Food prices are likely to rise after farmers in England and Wales reported poor harvests due to the rainy summer. Wheat yields
A report released earlier this week warned consumers to prepare for a 15% increase as farmers are struggling to afford expensive
They were touted as the solution to climate change but they have ended up making it worse, depriving millions of people of food, land and water - and UK consumers are paying the price at the pump. Replacing fossil fuels with biofuels has backfired and only big business is benefitting.
Recent analysis from Save the Children and World Vision shows that in the Sahel region currently one million children are at risk of starvation because their families can't access affordable nutritious food, having sold off their assets, their cattle and tools, to cope with the lingering drought.
We need to acknowledge that food security is not just a third world problem. Food prices rose by 4.6% between March 2011 and March 2012. However, as most of us are able to afford to eat well, this fuels a perception that food security is not a problem in the UK. The key issue actually lies in how food security is interconnected with other serious issues.
The world's poorest families are cutting back on food and sending children out to work in order to survive, according to
European banks and financial institutions are supporting damaging speculation in agricultural commodity markets and financing
The cost of ingredients for this year's Christmas dinner has risen by £7.50 since 2010, official figures have shown
Since the 1960s we have known that pesticides when used without care and attention will cause insect pest outbreaks. But we never seem to learn.
Inflation rose above five per cent in September, ahead of estimates, the Office for National Statistics said on Tuesday, as