food crisis


FEMA Contractor Predicts 'Social Unrest' Caused by 395% Food Price Spikes

A FEMA contract predicts “social unrest” caused by a global food crisis.
Nafeez Ahmed

Boko Haram Is Starving in a Food Crisis of its Own Making

Boko Haram’s actions are now catching up with its members. The group has been terrorizing the region for so long that Boko Haram itself is now suffering from a food crisis that it largely created.
Wyatt Marshall
food stamps

A Government Shutdown Could Leave Millions Without Food Stamps and Literally Starving

Unlike previous government shutdowns, it seems more than likely that millions of Americans reliant on food stamps could be left without a thing to eat as a result.
Alex Swerdloff

South Australia’s Ban on GM Crops May Have Yielded a Better Alternative

The SA state government has just trialled a new GM-free soil program that some are heralding as the future of agriculture.
Paul Gregoire
Gm os

We Spoke to a Monsanto Exec About Solving the World's Food Crisis

Best known for its genetically modified seeds, Monsanto is increasingly styling itself as an information technology company. And it may well hold the future of a hungry humanity in its hands.
Mark Allen

Should the World Be Funding Food Aid to North Korea?

Millions of North Koreans remain under-nourished while Pyongyang continues its nuclear programme and startling array of status projects. But is foreign food aid the most valuable response?
David Whelan
West Africa

The Ebola Crisis May Become a Food Crisis

As farmers are forced to abandon their crops and travel restrictions affecting import trade, international organisations are getting ready to act on an impending food crisis in Ebola-stricken Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Munchies Staff

How to Cook Dinner for 20,000 Syrian Refugees

The Bab Al-Salama IDP camp on the border of Turkey is home to thousands of Syrians displaced by the civil war that continues to rage in their homeland. Each day, the kitchen staff there make use of what limited resources are available to feed the...
Patrick Hilsman and Anna Day

Venezuela Wants to Put Fingerprint Scanners in Grocery Stores

Due to a massive food shortage in Venezuela, President Nicolás Maduro has come up with a level-headed solution to ensure that everyone has access to basic goods: electronically fingerprint every shopper in the country.
Amanda Arnold

Soylent: How I Ate No Food For 30 Days

For an entire month, I went on an all-Soylent diet. Here's what happened over the course of my 30-day deep dive into the Silicon Valley-driven future of food.
Brian Merchant
Motherboard Blog

High Food Prices Are Fueling Egypt's Riots—and Those in Brazil, Turkey, and Syria

All over the world, food is way too expensive right now.
Brian Merchant
Motherboard Blog

These Weird Little Bugs Are Using Sunlight for Food

Here's something that could solve a great deal of humanity's problems real quick: humans not having to eat so much, or at all. We could stop mowing down the Amazon to plant grains to feed cows, or maybe we could take our collective foot off the neck of...
Michael Byrne