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Doctors say 'fossil fuel addiction' kills, starves millions

Extreme weather from climate change triggered hunger in nearly 100 million people and increased heat deaths by 68% in vulnerable populations worldwide as the world’s “fossil fuel addiction” degrades public health each year, doctors reported in a new study.
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Prolonged drought brings famine, death and fear to Somalia

A man in a donkey cart comes wheeling through the dust, carrying two small, silent boys. The sky is overcast. It could rain. It won’t. It hasn’t for a very long time. Mohamed Ahmed Diriye is 60 years old, and he’s completing the grimmest journey of his life.

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'Knocking on famine's door': UN food chief wants action now

The U.N. food chief warned Thursday that the world is facing “a perfect storm on top of a perfect storm” and urged donors, particularly Gulf nations and billionaires, to give a few days of profits to tackle a crisis with the fertilizer supply right now and prevent widespread food shortages next year.

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Halt use of biofuels to ease food crisis, says green group

Governments should put a moratorium on the use of biofuels and lift bans on genetic modification of crops, a green campaigning group has urged, in the face of a growing global food crisis that threatens to engulf developing nations.

Experts say Ukraine war shows we need a new way to feed the world

Experts say Ukraine war shows we need a new way to feed the world

World leaders haven’t learned their lesson from past food crises, experts warn.
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Seta Tutundjian: The global hunger crisis is here

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the fragility and dysfunctionality of the world’s food systems; now, the war in Ukraine is compounding these challenges.

Jennifer Clapp: Food price spikes are about much more than Ukraine

Jennifer Clapp: Food price spikes are about much more than Ukraine

The global food system is a house of cards. Here’s how to fix it.
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