Betting on Hunger: Is Financial Speculation to Blame for High Food Prices?

We at Ethical Markets agreed with this¬† analysis by Prof Bar-Yam and his team at NECSI and we are fortunate that Dr. Bar-Yam is a member of our Advisory Board, Hazel Henderson, Editor Remember the food crisis of 2007 and 2008, when rapid and extreme increases in global food prices …

New report: European banks fuelling food price volatility and hunger

PRESS RELEASE Brussels, 12 January 2012 From: Friends of the Earth Europe NEW REPORT: EUROPEAN BANKS FUELLING FOOD PRICE VOLATILITY AND HUNGER European banks, pension funds and insurance companies are increasing global hunger and poverty by speculating on food prices and financing land grabs in poorer countries, according to a …

Small-scale farmers increasingly at risk from ‘global land grabbing’

New research on the global rush for agricultural land shows that small-scale farmers will increasingly lose out to major corporations as land deals ignore local tenure rights. by Jun Borras, Ian Scoones, David Hughes Fresh evidence from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the former Soviet Union was presented last week …