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Banking on hunger

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The food rush

Maize and wheat are hot assets, right up there with gold. But since investors piled into food markets, the poorest can no longer...

Michael Morpurgo writes his own happy ending

The children's author, poet and playwright reflects on London riots and the Pied Piper.

Meet the food speculators

Who is making a profit from food?

Let’s end corruption – starting with Wall Street

As the #OccupyWallStreet protests continue to grow, Mark Engler agrees that the bankers must be held to account for their ill-...

Introducing Steve Parry

Our brand new columnist takes a humorous look at the internet's past, present and future.

Inside a Mozambican land grab

Anuradha Mittal lifts the lid off an alarming, financier-fuelled scramble for Africa.

Egyptian laughter

In a climate of uncertainty, Maria Golia discovers that laughter can sound hollow.

Egypt's freedom harvest

Rami Zurayk says the Arab uprisings offer a unique chance to embrace food sovereignty.

Kibera's vertical farms

Slum dwellers are using urban agriculture as a buffer to market shocks, report Danielle Nierenberg and Jessie Chang.

Iraq

Hadani Ditmars finds a battered and divided country where young people strive for a progressive future.

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