Hopes Hung by Hunger: Politics and Crisis in Argentina

Protestors gather on the streets of Buenos Aires via REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian Widely regarded as ‘the granary of the world’, Argentina is within the world’s top ten producers for wheat, peanuts, corn, soy, lemons, apples, and pears, amongst others. The country produces enough food for some 440 million people: more than ten times its population figure.Continue reading “Hopes Hung by Hunger: Politics and Crisis in Argentina”

Impediments to Food Access in Venezuela

Venezuela has struggled with civil unrest in recent years, stemming from frustrations with government mismanagement. Citizens are bearing the brunt of the difficult economic and political situation. Venezuelans are struggling to pay for, and in some cases, even access, basic food and supplies. Inflation on the price of food has skyrocketed, increasing 552% from NovemberContinue reading “Impediments to Food Access in Venezuela”

More Than Just a Forgotten War: An Abandoned People

In March, 2015, the civilian population in Yemen was struck with disaster. Pinned between two opponents, the Saudi Arabia-led coalition, supported by the United States, and the Houthi forces, the Middle East’s poorest country, Yemen, (as reported by The New York Times), experienced the deadliest terror attack to occur there up to that date, TheContinue reading “More Than Just a Forgotten War: An Abandoned People”

The Right to Food: Climate Change

While some politicians continue to deny either the existence or the importance and urgency of global climate change, as seen recently in the US, it is evident that climate change is having a tangible, present-day impact on food production, and may in the future lead to greater food insecurity. It is therefore vital that contemporaryContinue reading “The Right to Food: Climate Change”