News | Food (security) for thought

Last year the total number of malnourished increased by 40 million, while the number of people with insufficient food reached almost one billion. For three days this week, academics, students, heads of state, development experts, and NGO’s met at the McGill Conference on Global Food Security to discuss how to tackle these problems and the future of food security. Topics under discussion included the impact of the financial crisis, markets and trade liberalization, the future of energy and biofuel, and climate change. The Daily gives you the highlights of four panel discussions at the conference.

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