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· April, 2008

Stories about Food from April, 2008

Haiti: Hunger Crisis

“Thirty years ago, Haiti raised nearly all the rice it needed. What happened?” asks Blog de Port-au-Prince, as it examines the causes of Haiti's hunger riots.

Trinidad & Tobago, Bahamas: Rising Food Prices blogs about the reality of rising food prices in Trinidad and Tobago, while Craig Butler at Bahama Pundit connects the rising price of food to the level of poverty...

Grenada: Cocoa in the Sun

Blogging from Grenada, Free Spirit is in the process of harvesting cocoa…

Uruguay: Pictures of the World's Largest BBQ

Martin Balao attended and has pictures courtesy of Valentina, a reader, of the world's largest BBQ held in Uruguay. The event attracted more than 20,000 people and witnessed 12,000 kg...

Egypt: Blogger Sharqawi Released

From Egypt, Hossam El Hamalawy announced the release of blogger Mohammed Al Sharqawi – but is concerned about the welfare of other detainees who have gone ‘missing.’ Sharqawi was arrested...

Egypt: Food Prices More than Double

The price of main staples such as rice, bread, beans, onions and even vegetable oil have more than doubled since 2004 and in some cases quadrupled in only a few...

Egypt: Dairy Workers Stage Sit-In

Five hundred dairy factory workers staged a sit in and Hossam El Hamalawy from Egypt posts a picture here. The protesters are worried they would lose their jobs – after...

Egypt: Detainees Update

From Egypt, blogger Hossam El Hamalawy updates us on the conditions of those arrested in the recent Al Mahalla protests and clashes, over inflation and increasing salaries. They include bloggers,...

Syria: Chocolate Thief

Wouldn't you hate it if someone waited for you to go pray, to steal your… chocolates?! Kinan from Jar of Juice, shares his “bitter” experience with a co-worker.

Trinidad & Tobago: Eating Less Meat?

Trinidadian blogger Nicholas Laughlin implores us to eat less meat.

Afghanistan: Farmers Displaced in Balkh Province

Mohammad Fahim reports that dry spring, which shattered arable lands and increased the food prices, forced hundreds of farmers to leave their homes in agricultural Balkh province in order to...

Japan: Food Shortage

Shisaku talked about his frustration about food shortage.

Japan: Food Crisis added to G8 Agenda

The GLOCOM blog reports that the world food crisis will be placed on the agenda at the G8 Summit in Hokkaido, Japan this summer.

Burkina Faso: Vegetarians need not apply

As much as Ouagalais love political intrigue, most people are much more preoccupied with the power cuts that have afflicted the city for the past five weeks or so. First,...

Haiti, Congo, and the politics of hunger

Two francophone bloggers respond to the crisis over rising food prices, but rather than blame their proximate cause–subsidies for biofuels in rich countries–they criticize the politics and the politicians who...

Barbados: Rising Food Prices

Bajan Global Report takes a look at how rising food prices are affecting various Caribbean territories.

Korea: Rice Crisis in the past and at the present.

Issues related to the rice crisis are appearing everywhere. There have been serious demonstrations against opening the rice market to other countries in Korea. A netizen who participated in demonstrations...

Haiti: Reasons for Riots

The Haitian Blogger says that “amid food riots in Haiti, US claims of ‘success’ in Haiti sound hollow.”

Cuba: New Freedoms

Blogging from Havana, Circles Robinson Online writes about Cuba's “new freedoms”.

Kazakhstan: Wheat Export Policies

Joshua Foust analyzes the latest moves undertaken by the Kazakhstan government in fighting two-digit inflation by suspending wheat exports.

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