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GJM`s shutdown fallout: Darjeeling Buddhist monks facing food crisis

Last Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013, 19:45

Around 12,000 Buddhist monks and students living in pagodas and monasteries of northern West Bengal`s Darjeeling hills face an impending food crisis.

Falling water table may lead to global food crisis, warn experts

Last Updated: Sunday, July 07, 2013, 11:21

In India, 175 million people are being fed with grain that has been produced by overpumping, in China the figure is closer to 130 million.

Food crisis: A disaster in waiting?

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 14:02

With the world`s population expected to grow from around seven billion today to more than nine billion in 2050 – an increase of nearly one-third – there will certainly be a lot more stomachs to fill.

`Humans gobbling up Earth at alarming pace`

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 05, 2012, 21:29

Everyday an average person gobbles up 4.1 litres of diesel fuel, 29 kg of soil and 2.2 tonnes of fresh water.

Now, food prices to take toll on Britons

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 23:14

The cost of basic food products is rising because of a drought in the US and poor crops in Russia and eastern Europe, Daily Express reported.

Climate set to worsen food crisis: Oxfam

Last Updated: Monday, November 28, 2011, 09:52

In 2010, a heatwave in Russia and Ukraine sparked a rise of 60 to 80% cent in global wheat prices.

Draft bill eyes cheap grains for 810 mln people

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 22:35

The government has agreed on a draft law to provide cheap grains to two thirds of its 1.2 billion people, a plan that could widen fiscal deficit but help win voter support for the government and its allies.

Global food inflation to return after brief respite

Last Updated: Saturday, July 16, 2011, 18:29

Red-hot food inflation that has vexed policy makers around the world seemed to take a breather last month, when corn and wheat prices tumbled on reports that crop shortages were easing.

North Korea heads for new food crisis: UN

Last Updated: Friday, October 22, 2010, 09:49

UN says North needs 3.5 million tons of cereals a year to feed its population.

`Mozambique must tackle broad food crisis`

Last Updated: Friday, September 10, 2010, 15:43

Graca Machel says she will press Mozambique govt to improve food production.

Scientists crack through wheat`s genetic code

Last Updated: Friday, August 27, 2010, 13:38

It may help making more robust and plentiful crop breeds to meet the threat of global food shortages.

`India can be agricultural superpower`

Last Updated: Monday, May 03, 2010, 11:48

India can become an agricultural superpower and the proposed food security bill is coming at the right time as it has the potential to prevent a backlash from people, says the chief of India`s largest farming cooperatives.