Posts Tagged ‘food prices

03
Jun
08

Talking points 3 June

Hello all, Priya here. Thank you Brett, Will and everyone for looking after this post so lovingly overnight.

Chloe suggested a story about child protection that you can read below.

WORLD HUNGER

I was thinking about food prices and world hunger. It’s back. All those wannabe beauty queens who wanted to eradicate world hunger will look on with horror.

Prices are going up, and basic staples are beyond the means of more and more people worldwide, althought he brunt of it is in poorer nations.

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05
May
08

Talking point 5 May

To run off, or not to run off? While the opposition MDC in Zimbabwe decides whether it will take part in a second round of Presidential voting, the ruling party Zanu PF has said the vote could be delayed by up to a year.  Teachers meanwhile are threatening to go on strike unless government supporters stop attacking its’ members, many of whom worked as polling officers during the election. How much longer can the stalemate continue? Can Zimbabwe sort this out alone, or is intervention the only option? And should Morgan Tsvangirai return to Zimbabwe to fight a run off? Continue reading ‘Talking point 5 May’

24
Apr
08

How is the global food crisis affecting you?

We’ve talked about the global food crisis a few times here – and yesterday it was described as a “silent tsunami” – but as is often the way with crises, it shows no signs of going away. Is it already affecting you ?

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14
Apr
08

Fiona Cracks it…

Our Fiona (and even though she doesn’t work on WHYS she’ll always be “our” Fiona) ran the London Marathon yesterday in a shade under 5 hours. This was just 18 months after she’d been diagnosed with Leukaemia and had 5 days to live. To say we’re proud of her is a bit of an understatement…
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