Food Crisis

  • All south Somalia slipping into famine: UN July 30, 2011

    Liboi: The whole of drought-and conflict-wracked southern Somalia is heading into famine as the Horn of Africa food crisis deepens, the United Nations said on Friday. In a report for countries sending aid, the UN's umbrella humanitarian agency OCHA said the "crisis in southern Somalia is expected to continue to...
  • Libya at risk of food crisis in 60 days: UN April 29, 2011

    United Nations: War-torn Libya is at the risk of food security crisis in the next two months, the United Nations World Food Programme has warned. "WFP stresses that the country's food security system has been severely disrupted and the country is unable to import enough food, due to disruption of port...
  • Arunachal district facing food crisis January 7, 2011

    Itanagar: Food crisis looms large in the remote Kurung Kumey district of Arunachal Pradesh following non-availability of essential commodities under the public distribution system (PDS) since the last couple of months. Most parts of the district, including Damin, Sarli and Parsi-Parlo circles, had witnessed rat menace during the early part of...
  • FCI 'wants' to outsource India's food security December 3, 2010

    New Delhi: A third of India's foodstocks left in the open to rot. Thousands of tonnes already spoilt. It might have forced the Government and particularly the Food Corporation of India (FCI) to aggressively look for more storage and take steps to save the stocks. But the FCI has other...
  • Pranab warns of food shortage, says India may import rice November 18, 2009

    New Delhi: Expecting a 14-15 million shortfall in paddy production and procurement this year, India may import rice to shore up its stocks, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said in New Delhi on Wednesday. "There is a projection that there will be a shortfall of our kharif (summer) crop. So we may...
  • Sudan expels aid workers, hunger crisis looms large March 25, 2009

    New Delhi: Sudan is at the cusp of a major humanitarian crisis. More than a million people could go hungry in Darfur from the month of May, as a result of gaps left by the expulsion of foreign aid and relief groups by the government. This shocking assessment has been...
  • Giant space veggies can solve world food crisis May 13, 2008

    London: Scientists have said that vegetables grown in zero gravity conditions in space can grow up to huge sizes, which could help solve the world’s food crisis. According to a report in The Telegraph, it is thought that the near zero gravity conditions in space result in super-sized fruit and vegetables...
  • India reacts to US charge of spurring food crisis May 4, 2008

    New Delhi: The Indian government Sunday reacted sharply to US President George W Bush's contention that growing demand for foodgrains in India was the reason for spiralling global food prices. Defence Minister A K Antony termed it as a "cruel joke". "Instead, the policies of US were responsible for the foodgrain...
  • New India pushing food prices, Bush suggests May 3, 2008

    Washington: US President George Bush has joined his top diplomat in suggesting that the growing prosperity of India's large middle class is contributing to rising food prices around the world. "The more prosperous the world is, the more opportunity there is," he said commenting on the economy during a visit on...
  • Rice blames India for global food crisis April 30, 2008

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has kicked up a controversy with her comment that the "growing Indian and Chinese appetite is contributing to the global food crisis". Left parties are calling the remark atrocious and the Indian Government says it's a wrong assessment. According to Planning Commission Deputy...
  • Pawar pooh-poohs wheat crisis as India feels crunch April 2, 2008

    New Delhi: BCCI chief Sharad Pawar also happens to be the country's custodian of food. Pawar always flaunts his ability to manage cricket as well as he manages the agriculture ministry. But now, as cricketers rake in crores, rising food prices are burning a hole in the common man's pocket. Pawar...