global food security

G8 Leaders Conclude with Pledge to Ease Global Food Crisis

G8 Leaders Conclude with Pledge to Ease Global Food Crisis

TOYAKO, Japan, July 9, 2008 (ENS) – The leaders of the world’s eight wealthiest countries, the G8, packed their bags and headed home tonight after three days of discussions that dealt with ways to solve the global food crisis and global warming, among other issues. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (Photo courtesy UN) UN Secretary-General Ban…

Bush Asks Congress for $770 Million in Emergency Food Aid

Bush Asks Congress for $770 Million in Emergency Food Aid

WASHINGTON, DC, May 2, 2008 (ENS) – On Tuesday the United Nations Executive Board called for donations of $775 million in emergency funds to feed the 100 million of hungry people worldwide who are victims of skyrocketing food prices. On Thursday, President George W. Bush asked Congress to approve nearly that same amount to support…