food prices

food prices

Dutch beat French and Swiss to top Oxfam’s new global food table

The Netherlands is No. 1 in the world for having the most plentiful, nutritious, healthy and affordable diet, beating France and Switzerland into second place. Chad is last in 125th spot behind Ethiopia and Angola, according to a new food database by worldwide development organization Oxfam.

EU ministers leave the door open for harmful food speculation

Little will be done to curb harmful food speculation today as EU finance ministers meet to approve their position on the new Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) – which sets new regulations for financial markets. According to a broad coalition of environmental and development organizations, loopholes in the legislation will render it ineffective to prevent food speculation, and the resulting food price spikes that hit the poorest the hardest.

North Mali: alarming humanitarian situation following months of hardship

A serious food security crisis is developing in the Gao region of northern Mali due to a shortage of cereals on the market, rocketing food prices and restricted access. An Oxfam survey has found that up to 80 per cent of adults have reduced their daily food intake, in order to allow their children to eat at least twice a day.

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