· May, 2008

Stories about Food from May, 2008

India: Food Prices and Bush

  15 May 2008

Rethinking Developmental Economics on the food price crisis around the world, George Bush's remarks and the factors that are pushing the cost of food up.

Africa: Africa's food insecurity

  14 May 2008

A commentary on food security in Africa: “The most worrying scenario in Africa today, as the hike in food prices ravage the world's poor, is not in the price of the food, especially the imported kind per say, but is the underlying fact that Africa's population which is largely agrarian...

India: Eating more

  14 May 2008

George Bush recently indicated that food prices had gone up because China and India were consuming more food. Sepia Mutiny has more.

Haiti, USA: Food & Hunger

  8 May 2008

Haitianalysis.com publishes an article by Dr. Joia Mukherjee and Donna Barry that explains why the current food crisis “is only the most recent in the hemisphere's hungriest country.”

Bermuda: Sustainable Development

  7 May 2008

As Bermuda is caught between high oil prices and rising food costs, 21 Square says: “Once we've opened our eyes, we can begin striving towards true sustainability.”

Myanmar: Unprecedented cyclone disaster

  6 May 2008

Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar last weekend which devastated five regions. State-run media reported that more than 22,000 people are found dead with another 41,000 missing. The death toll could still rise. Residents and bloggers are condemning the slow relief work of the ruling Junta.

Pakistan: The food crisis and worse

  6 May 2008

All Things Pakistan voices concern – “the food crisis comes hand in hand with an energy crisis and in an environment already rife with political uncertainty and extremist threats.” and calls it a dangerous mix.

Trinidad & Tobago: Student Action

  6 May 2008

As tuition fees go up at private tertiary institutions in Trinidad and Tobago, students at one school take action, prompting Ramblings and Reason to comment: “That such a routine exercise of civic responsibility is not the norm is scary. My enduring hope is that our university students will escape this...

India: cause of global food crisis

  5 May 2008

Aparna Ray replies to US President Geoge Bush's remark that the growing prosperity of India's large middle class is contributing to rising food prices around the world, with an apt limerick: “It seems we have hurled, The rest of the world, Into crisis by not chewing grass!“

Myanmar: The perfect storm

  5 May 2008

More than 4,000 people are dead after Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar last weekend. It was the world’s deadliest storm in ten years. The cyclone could also worsen the food crisis in the world. Relief is arriving but the ruling Junta is putting restrictions on foreign aid teams.

Iran: Inflation and Untouchable Tomatoes

The Iranian government has often denied the existence of inflation, even suggesting it is an invention of foreigners and the media. However, in recent months inflation has risen stronger and faster than ever in Iran. It is partly due to the rise in food prices on the international market, but...

Global: The price of food, the cost of despair

  2 May 2008

The crisis of skyrocketing food prices is affecting all economic groups in every corner of the world. Every day, it seems, high-priced food sends another country lurching through some crisis: demonstrations, riots, rumors of hoarding, falling governments, even deaths. Global Voices is well positioned to follow the nuances of this...

Bangladesh: ration for workers vs. profit sharing

  2 May 2008

The knitwear industry of Bangladesh is going to increase salary for the workers and it is also thinking of introducing food rations for the workers to overcome the present price hike. An Ordinary Citizen thinks these steps may not be fair enough and proposes to introduce profit sharing with workers...

Americas: Insufficient Actions and Solutions for Food Crisis

  2 May 2008

Prices and shortages of food can be seen across Latin America, as many people are becoming desperate with the situation. Blame is being placed on the farmers and blame is being placed on the government for their failure to act or failure to act insufficiently. Bloggers are writing about what they are seeing around them, while others are writing about possible solutions.

India: Recipes from Bengal

  2 May 2008

Indian Food Blog Bong Mom's CookBook introduces its readers to the world of Bengali cuisine in a two part series. Part I displays recipes in the following categories – Rice, Veggie Side Dish, Dal, Complete Meal, Seafood, Meat and Eggs. Part II has recipes of Chutney, Dessert, Snacks and Drink.