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Mari Marcel Thekaekara on how Bangaloreans, fed up with soaring vegetable prices, are growing their own organic food.
Maize and wheat are hot assets, right up there with gold. But since investors piled into food markets, the poorest can no longer afford to eat. Hazel Healy gets to grips with the commodity speculators.
Wild stories fly around about chicken farming but the reality remains less than wholesome, says Mari Marcel Thekaekara.
Slum dwellers are using urban agriculture as a buffer to market shocks, report Danielle Nierenberg and Jessie Chang.
As protestors gear up to occupy financial centres across the globe, Deborah Doane calls on world leaders to limit high-finance’s meddling in agricultural markets.
An estimated 73 million sharks are slaughtered every year for their fins, with 110 species now facing extinction, reports Claire C.
Can fuel crops ever be sustainable? Danny Chivers gives us the lowdown.
From wood to algae, biofuels have been around for years. But they’re not necessarily all they’re cracked up to be. Danny Chivers has the low-down.
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