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Delays in Drought Response Push East Africa Toward Another Food Crisis

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Despite early-warning systems, the world lacks urgency in heading off slow-moving disasters.

One Year After Historic Drought, Good News From U.S. Corn Belt

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A record harvest adds a new twist to the global food stocks roller…

Global Grain Reserves Are Low; Legacy of U.S. Drought

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Dwindling water supplies, low grain supplies, high prices for bread, meat, milk are outcomes of one of the worst droughts in the American history.

The Stream, January 11: Global Food Price Index Falls

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U.S. Drought The Food Price Index for December 2012, released…

The Stream, October 16: World Food Day

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World Food Day Yesterday was Global Handwashing Day, and today…

The Stream, October 10: Water and the State of Hunger

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Food Security Approximately 12.5 percent of the global population--or…

The Stream, September 5: Cubbie Station Sale Raises Concerns for Australia's Water

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The possible sale of Australia's Cubbie Station to Chinese investors…

The Stream, January 13: Water Pollution Looms In Lake Titicaca

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Growing urban populations, poor infrastructure and unenforced…
Food Floods Flooding 2011 Thailand Cambodia Vietnam Philippines Laos Rice Maize Corn Crop

UN Report: Floods Threaten Southeast Asia Food Crisis, Disrupt Thai Car Industry

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With hundreds of deaths, thousands of damaged hectares, and millions of refugees, this year's fall flooding has equated to a devastating wet season.
North Korea Food Crisis

Differing Views On North Korea's Food Crisis

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Torrential rains, heavy summer floods, and typhoons have compounded North Korea’s dysfunctional food-distribution system, leaving millions — including many children — in danger of malnutrition, according to some media outlets and humanitarian-aid groups. But others contend that additional analysis is necessary to verify the circumstances.

Pass the Water: African Leaders Suggest Sharing Resources

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SIRTE, Libya -- With many African countries feeling the effects…

Wasting away: Effluent water bolsters urban agriculture, but poses serious health risks

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Farmers cope with water pollution in their efforts to feed…