Acute Food Insecurity Hotspots

Touch the Soil News #1584 (Feature photo – Map of Nations Facing Acute Food Insecurity – courtesy of the Food and Agriculture Organization) While the Coronavirus takes international headlines, the 4,100 flu deaths from coronavirus pale in comparison to some 450,000 other flu deaths that happen every year. More pressing are the acute food insecurity…

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North Korea – 10 Million People Face Imminent Food Shortages

Touch the Soil News #1365 (Feature photo – North Korean Farm Without Adequate Equipment – Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (Stephan) at Flickr and http://nk.subnetwork.org/) While the news on North Korea is generally about potential armed conflict and weapons, North Korea is facing a food crisis. While trying to wave military threats to the…

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Food Shocks – Unnerving

Touch the Soil News #1360 (Feature photo – Flooded Farm – FEMA Public Domain) Civil Eats journalist Danielle Beurteaux covers the arena of food shocks – something we could also call food tremors. Most food shocks come in the form of weather or climate related extremes. In a world of 7.5 billion people, the slightest…

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