At the Siberia Tiger Park in the frigid Chinese city of Harbin, visitors can learn about the facility’s successful breeding program and buy chicken carcasses to toss to around 20 tigers pacing the snow flecked ground of their enclosure.
When rice farmers started producing yields nine times larger than normal in the Malian desert near the famed town of Timbuktu a decade ago, a passerby could have mistaken the crop for another desert mirage.
Spring is getting warmer and arriving earlier as a result of global warming. And according to new research, the shifting season is throwing off the timing of predators and their prey, specifically birds and their preferred insects.
Believe it or not, the way to eradicate hunger from the face of the Earth is as feasible as it is handy. In fact, the current loss and waste of one-third of all food produced for human consumption would be just enough to feed the nearly one billion people who go to bed hungry every single night.
With the wide availability of convenient foods engineered for maximum tastiness, such as potato chips, chocolates, and bacon double cheeseburgers, in the modern food environment and with widespread advertising, the contemporary consumer is incessantly being bombarded with the temptation to eat. This means that, in contrast to people in traditional societies, people in contemporary societies often eat not on account of hunger but because tasty food is available and beckoning at all hours of the day.
The number of hungry people around the world has dropped to 795 million from over a billion a quarter-century ago despite natural disasters, ongoing conflicts and poverty, the three UN food agencies said Wednesday.