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  • In Theory: Should there be morality in the markets?

    Q. At a time of near-record food prices, Pope Benedict XVI has denounced speculation in commodities markets as “immoral” and called food and water “a basic human right.” According to the UN's Food and Agricultural Organization, overall global food prices have risen by an average of more than 80% in the past 10 years, with sugar rising fastest. High food costs have sparked riots in Cameroon, Haiti, Mozambique and Egypt. The most recent FAO figures put the number of people in the world classed as “hungry” at 915 million.
  • Crisis in the horn of Africa

    Crisis in the horn of Africa
    The world has been slow to react to the growing specter of famine in Somalia, despite repeated warnings by the United Nations and aid organizations that millions of people are at risk. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that nearly 4 million...

    Backstory: "Haunting" image from a famine

    Backstory: "Haunting" image from a famine

    Maryland relief agencies combat famine in Africa

    Maryland relief agencies combat famine in Africa
    Waves of refugees arrive daily to Kenya, some having walked weeks through unforgiving desert with virtually no possessions, and yet local relief workers report optimism among the millions threatened by the historic famine and drought spreading through the...

    Overpopulation: Don't buy 'more people, more problems' [Blowback]

     
    Time has not been gentle with doomsday prophecies.