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Future of food policy should start at home

Long accustomed to plentiful and affordable meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, Australians may have to get used to higher prices as the soaring cost of agricultural staples suggests an era of cheap food is coming to an end.

dateJan 10, 2011 in Health
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Modeling Pakistan's flooding

The catastrophic flooding in Pakistan, which began with the annual monsoons towards the end of July 2010, has affected nearly 62,000 square miles -- or one fourth of the entire surface of the USA and Alaska. ...

dateOct 08, 2010 in Environment
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Millions face hunger in arid belt of Africa

(AP) -- At this time of year, the Gadabeji Reserve should be refuge for the nomadic tribes who travel across a moonscape on the edge of the Sahara to graze their cattle. But the grass is meager after a drought ...

dateMay 28, 2010 in Environment
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999: The human face of economic crisis

As the economy continues to unravel, a series of papers published today assess the effects of the crisis on children's health, education, and rights in East Asia and the Pacific. Crisis for Children, a special issue of the ...

dateSep 09, 2009 in Economics & Business
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More 'McBang' for your 'McBuck'

McDonald's seems recession-proof, its profitability apparently untouched by the newest economic crisis to hit America. Though the average family may not be able to eat out in style, they can afford a Dollar Menu double cheeseburger ...

dateJul 14, 2009 in Economics & Business
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