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The Bitter Taste Of Biofuels

Once hailed as wonder crops that would provide green fuel and boost developing world economies, plants such as jatropha are now being blamed for causing hunger in Africa.

Where’s The Beef?

We produce enough food to provide everyone on the planet with 4,500 calories a day, yet hundreds of millions live in absolute hunger. What will happen when the Global South and East, with their exponentially growing demand for meat, take over deciding who gets to eat what, where and when?

Words Around The World

While traditional publishing struggles, literary festivals have taken the international arts scene by storm. But who are they for, and how can they best balance the competing demands of art, politics and money? asks an author who has appeared at events from Glasgow to Gaza.


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