From Kenya's slums to India's rice paddies to Brazil's cafes, the skyrocketing cost of food has left no corner of the globe untouched. A special series by National Geographic News explores the myriad local faces of the world's worst food crisis in decades.
Devastating swarms of crop-killing locusts can be triggered by the neurotransmitter serotonin, a new study says. The finding could someday help prevent or control desert locust swarms in arid regions of North Africa and the Middle East.
Egypt is still suffering from riots and violence, despite expensive increases in bread subsidies, export bans, and strict regulation of fuel and utility prices. Part of Global Food Crisis: A Special News Series.
Food prices are creating a vexing dilemma in India, which is trying to cement its status as a rising economic power even as it remains home to half the world's hungry. Part of Global Food Crisis: A Special News Series.