Cette crise alimentaire est surprenante … Personne ne l’a vu venir et pourtant ca semble si évident aujourd’hui… On s’est peinturé dans le coin, maintenant on doit affronter les démons! SURPOPULATION, SURCONSOMMATION.
UN body urges agriculture reforms to stave off food crisis
[Guardian] A UN body today called on world leaders to urgently reform farming rules to boost the state of global agriculture and prevent a food crisis that could threaten international security and the fight against poverty.
The International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) said in a report that failing to take action would put future generations in jeopardy.
Calls for immediate action have gathered momentum after riots in Haiti, Pakistan, Egypt and the Philippines as families struggle to feed themselves. Food prices have rocketed in recent months as climate change, China’s increasing consumption and the growth in biofuels intensify demand for limited supplies.
[Guardian] Sixty countries backed by the World Bank and most UN bodies yesterday called for radical changes in world farming to avert increasing regional food shortages, escalating prices and growing environmental problems.
But in a move that has led to the US, UK, Australia and Canada not yet endorsing the report, the authors said GM technology was not a quick fix to feed the world’s poor and argued that growing biofuel crops for automobiles threatened to increase worldwide malnutrition.