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· May, 2008

Stories about Food from May, 2008

Mozambique: The rice and our independende

Elísio Macamo [pt] reacts to the Japanese pledge to help Africa double rice production within 10 years, during the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) held in Yokohama. “After...

D.R. Congo: European film festival and rising food prices

Du Cabiau a Kinshasa writes about the Kinshasa European Film Festival [Fr] and has more reflections on the effects of rising food prices on the Congolese capital.

India: Mango festival

Photographs from a Mango Festival in India at the cooks cottage.

Pakistan: Food and the Government

Whisk on the disconnect in Pakistan between the looming food crisis and the actions of the government.

Dominica: Banana Spat

Steve's Dominica reports on “the ongoing spat between various banana organisations.”

Egypt: Strike Number 3 Planned

Zeinobia from Egypt reports that a third strike protesting against price hikes and low salaries will be held across the country on June 5.

St. Lucia: Effects on Consumers

Blogging from St. Lucia, Looshan Ramblings is concerned about the effect of rising oil prices and the global food crisis on consumers: “We need to know that our leaders are...

Pakistan: Silent tsunami

All Things Pakistan on the alarming rise in food prices, called the “silent tsunami”.

Kazakhstan: President Knows Roots of Food Crisis

Lena B-Va reports that Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev spoke at the World Economic Forum’s meeting in Sharm-El-Sheikh (Egypt) and said that the main reason for world food crisis is speculation.

Bahamas, U.S.A.: Agriculture & Politics

Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit weighs in on this and that, saying that “Food self-sufficiency for the Bahamas is an illusion” and that “The American presidential election is…the most interesting...

Southeast Asia: Coping with the rice and food crisis

Food prices continue to rise in the world market. Southeast Asian governments are now re-examining their food and agricultural policies in order to prevent consumer panic and social unrest. Bloggers...

India: Food and migration

An article on food and migration catches Vantage Point‘s eye and results in some fascinating insight.

UAE: Homemade Food from Damascus

Syrian blogger Kinan, who lives in the UAE, got urgent home made food supplies from his grandmother – sent to him all the way from Damascus.

Israel: New World Record for Biggest Hummus Plate

Weighing in at 400 kilos (880 pounds) on a plate that was 4 meters (4.35 yards) in diameter, Hummus Tzabar became the Guinness Book of World Record's official title holder...

India: Eating too much?

Condoleezza Rice's statements in the US about India and China's food consumption and its contribution to the price inflation doesn't find favour with Heartcrossings.

Jordan: Families not able to Eat

Joladies from Jordan writes about a poor woman, she met at a hospital, who told her nine children haven't eaten meat since last year. She comments: “When we watch all...

Argentina: Ñoquis on the 29th of the Month

Argentina's Travel Guide provides a bit of background history of why Argentines eat ñoquis on the 29th of every month.

Armenia: Global Food Crisis

The Armenian Observer says that despite the global food crisis, the country is self-sufficient in most foods and so seems likely to be spared shortages in the future. However, figures...

Japan: Bloggers criticize Greenpeace over whale-meat theft

The reputation of Greenpeace Japan appears to have dropped a few notches this week, with news that the organization, in order to expose the theft of whale meat by crew...

Bahamas: Growing Rice?

Rick Lowe at says: “In The Bahamas there are concerns about running out of rice.”

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