Greetings from one of the world’s most “climate vulnerable” countries as it prepares for a future of storms, floods, droughts, salty soils and other unpleasantness.
Today’s feature on American Public Media’s Marketplace looks at the politics of food as Egyptians head back to the polls.
Some really impressive work by the Fault Lines team at Al Jazeera on the political and historical roots of the crisis in the Horn of Africa. See this 24-minute program about the origins of the famine in Somalia and this one about drought, food prices and climate change in Kenya. Each links the current problems to political decisions in the […]
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Tonight on PBS NewsHour, Sandy Tolan and Charlotte Buchen dig for the roots of what some have called “the revolution of the hungry.”
Anger over food prices helped contribute to the toppling of former President Hosni Mubarak. Through the story of one migrant family, we explore how displaced farmers, angry about agricultural policies that favor “crony capitalists,” now struggle to put food on the table. This story is the beginning of a new series: “Food for 9 Billion,” […]
Reporter Scott Tong compares the situation in Somalia, where thousands have died of starvation, with Ethiopia, which is enduring the same drought without major loss of life.
Listeners point out that there’s more to feeding the world than growing more food. To which we say: Stay tuned.
Drumroll, please: The first two features in our yearlong series air today on American Public Media’s Marketplace.
This story also appeared on America Public Media’s Marketplace. TRANSCRIPT Kai Ryssdal: There are now, the United Nations tells us, seven billion people on the planet. Sooner rather than later — another 30, 35 years or so — there’s going to be more than nine billion. That’s a whole lot of mouths to feed. So […]
Read the full story at California Watch. Watch the full episode. This story was reported in conjunction with producer Joe Rubin, PBS’ “Need To Know” and Capital Public Radio.