A new generation of locusts is hitting Africa, Pakistan and India.
"This is a moment to pause and critically reflect on the food system we want — one driven by profit that puts our social and ecological health at risk or one that is rooted in democracy and supports the people that produce, harvest and eat food."
"Dairy farmers are trying to decide between dumping their milk and selling their dairy cows for beef."
"... just try and imagine a group of farmers inside of a supermarket resorting to fists over two-ply toilet paper or the last can of baked beans."
"Rappelle son opposition de principe à toute perspective qui aboutirait à réserver un sort spécifique à la question de la pêche, sous la forme d’un « Brexit » sectoriel, dont les premières victimes ne manqueraient pas d’être les pêcheurs de l’Union..."
"In China it is becoming increasingly difficult for ordinary citizens to get essential supplies, there have been very long lines to buy face masks in Hong Kong and elsewhere, and in Italy crazed residents have stripped store shelves empty of pasta and other staples in recent days."
"The continent of Australia is considered to be one of the breadbaskets of the world. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 2018/19 Australia exported over 9 million tons of wheat to the rest of the world."
"...during his short and successful tenure as Secretary of State for Defence, Gavin Williamson announced the sensible decision that three of the lower specification Batch 1 OPVs would be kept on in service in anticipation of our leaving the EU."
"Xinjiang is the only province that direct borders Pakistan-controlled territory, although India has also started to face problems with locust infestations, and recently announced that it would be cooperating with Pakistan on measures to alleviate the problem."