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Summit too hard to swallow?

Nov 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Food for Thought

By SHALWAH EVANS
November 18, 2009

As a reporter my job is to take complicated issues and frame them so that they make sense to the average person—or so I thought. But by the end of this World Summit on Food Security, I too am confused about this behemoth of an issue.



World Food Security Summit: The quiet before the storm

Nov 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Food for Thought

By ALEXIA UNDERWOOD
November 16, 2009

The Food and Agriculture Organization building was humming with low-level, languid activity Sunday afternoon, as journalists and FAO officials prepared for Monday’s launch of the World Food Summit on Food Security.

Journalists speaking a myriad of languages checked e-mail, made phone calls, joked and lounged around the blue-carpeted media room, awaiting the event and the resulting news coverage blitz.