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UK pensions fuelling hunger

The Ecologist

3rd December 2013

UK pension funds are betting an estimated £1.5 billion on global food prices - £180 per average UK pension saver - according to a report released today by the World Development Movement. And the speculation is increasing food costs for the world's poorest people ... more...
GRAIN

How global finance fuels a secretive and unethical land grab in Africa

Henk Hobbelink

9th December, 2011

Global banks, investment houses and pension funds are gobbling up farmland in poor countries for food and biofuels production. GRAIN, winners of the 2011 Right Livelihood Award, says this secretive and unjust practice needs to stop more...

Occupy the Streets: voices from inside the London protest

Catuxa Argibay

26th October, 2011

It started in Wall Street but has now spread to cities all over the world. The Ecologist visited the London demonstration against financial greed and inequality to hear what activists had to say... more...
October Monthly Newsletter

October 2011 Monthly Subscribers Newsletter

Ecologist

17th October, 2011

This month we investigate the complex issue of food speculation - looking at the impact speculative trading of food commodities, such as wheat, has on the price of food. To access your newsletter log in and scroll down to the bottom of the page more...
Corn seller

Food speculation – how betting on food commodities fuels Mexico’s tortilla crisis

Tom Levitt

13th September, 2011

A surge in financial speculation on maize is causing vastly inflated prices for corn tortillas - a sacred staple in Mexico - and threatening the health and livelihoods of the country's poor. Tom Levitt investigates more...
Deborah Doane

Time to ignore bankers and start fixing our broken markets

Deborah Doane

13th September, 2011

It's time we stopped listening to the banking sector and started pressuring MPs and MEPs to regulate food speculation, argues Deborah Doane more...
Corn seller

Mexico's poor suffer as food speculation fuels tortilla crisis

Tom Levitt

13th September, 2011

A surge in financial speculation on maize is causing vastly inflated prices for corn tortillas - a sacred staple in Mexico - and threatening the health and livelihoods of the country's poor. Tom Levitt investigates more...
Food speculation

Food speculation 'boom' linked to volatile food prices

Ecologist

13th September, 2011

In a major investigation and film, the Ecologist takes a look at how volatile financial speculation on food commodities is causing hunger and poverty in Mexico - and around the world more...
Barclays Bank

TAKE ACTION to stop bankers betting on food

Hannah Corr

13th September, 2011

With food prices in the developing world rising, is hunger the price to pay for Barclays speculating on food markets? more...
Corn seller

Mexico's poor suffer as food speculation fuels tortilla crisis

Tom Levitt

13th September, 2011

A surge in financial speculation on maize is causing vastly inflated prices for corn tortillas - a sacred staple in Mexico - and threatening the health and livelihoods of the country's poor. Tom Levitt investigates more...
WDM campaign image

Banks should end 'secretive' trade in food commodities

Tom Levitt

13th September, 2011

Financial speculation in key commodities, like wheat and maize, is being linked to recent volatile food prices but attempts to regulate are being delayed by lobbying from the banking sector. Tom Levitt reports more...
Stock exchange

How Goldman Sachs started the food speculation frenzy

Alan Bjerga

13th September, 2011

US Investment bank Goldman Sachs convinced government officials in the early 1990s to allow it to start gambling on the price of food. Alan Bjerga explains how they did it more...

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maize field

Mexico's corn heritage eroded by free-trade and food speculation

Ecologist

13th September, 2011

A combination of free trade and volatile food speculation is squeezing small-scale Mexican maize farmers and allowing agribusiness to dominate. Photos by Adriana Chow more...
Food speculation

A guide to food speculation: how to argue with a banker

The Ecologist

9th June, 2011

The financial industry has been quick to dismiss its role in pushing up food prices but with the evidence growing daily the Ecologist cuts through the jargon to explain the reality of food speculation more...
Barclays Bank

Barclays 'making up to £340 million' on food price speculation

Tom Levitt

31st March, 2011

High-street customers could be subsidising the role of Barclays Capital in driving up global food prices and leaving millions facing hunger and malnutrition, says campaign group. Tom Levitt reports more...

'Stop robbing land from the poorest' urges UN food expert

Tom Levitt and Jemima Roberts

25th October, 2010

Improving smallholder rights to the land they depend on is becoming more of a necessity as farmland speculation and competition between food and energy crops threatens their tenure more...
Stockmarket

Goldman Sachs makes $1 billion profit on food price speculation

Tom Levitt

19th July, 2010

'Risky and secretive' gambling on the price of coffee, cocoa and wheat is leading to unstable food prices and exacerbating poverty and malnutrition but creating billions of pounds for the banking sector more...

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