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Louise Phinney

The Honeycombers - Our Favourite High Teas in Singapore - 10 views

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    Not school related, but who doesn't like a high tea?!
Keri-Lee Beasley

Chocolate Guinness Cake « expat kiwi cook - 2 views

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    Rachel McCarthy's winning recipe. I know you all want the recipe...
Keri-Lee Beasley

Nestangkor Site | Nestangkor - 1 views

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    Recommended restaurant in Siem Reap
Katie Day

FT.com / Global Economy - World's hungry 'close to one billion' - 0 views

  • The Rome-based organisation said that a preliminary estimate showed the number of undernourished people rose this year by 40m to about 963m people, after rising 75m in 2007. Before the food crisis, there were about 848m chronically hungry people in 2003-05.
  • Prices of agricultural commodities such as wheat, corn and rice jumped to record levels earlier this year, triggering food riots in countries ranging from Haiti to Egypt to Bangladesh and prompting appeals for food aid for more than 30 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

    Although food commodity prices have fallen about 50 per cent from this summer’s all-time highs, they remain well above pre-crisis levels. The cost of rice, for example, has halved since July, but it still trades at prices that are 95 per cent above 2005 levels.

  • The vast majority of the world’s undernourished people – more than 90m – live in developing countries, according to FAO estimates. Of these, 65 per cent live in only seven countries: India, China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan and Ethiopia.

    In sub-Saharan Africa, one in three people – or almost 240m – are chronically hungry, the highest proportion of undernourished people in the total population.

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    The food crisis has pushed the number of hungry people in the world to almost 1bn, in what the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation described on Tuesday as a "serious setback" to global efforts to reduce mass starvation.
Katie Day

Food Experts Worry as World Population and Hunger Grow - NYTimes.com - 0 views

  • Scientists and development experts across the globe are racing to increase food production by 50 percent over the next two decades to feed the world’s growing population, yet many doubt their chances despite a broad consensus that enough land, water and expertise exist.
  • The number of hungry people in the world rose to 1.02 billion this year, or nearly one in seven people, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, despite a 12-year concentrated effort to cut the number.
  • Agronomists and development experts who gathered in Rome last week generally agreed that the resources and technical knowledge were available to increase food production by 50 percent in 2030 and by 70 percent in 2050 — the amounts needed to feed a population expected to grow to 9.1 billion in 40 years.
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    Oct 21, 2009
Katie Day

Food Security: More than one billion go hungry | Sympatico.ca News | Nov 18, 2009 - 0 views

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    Interactive graphic on hunger in the world -- as 60 heads of state attend the United Nations World Summit on Food Security in Rome.
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