Counting the Cost

Venezuela's oil meltdown

We examine why Venezuela's oil-based economy is falling apart despite the fact that global oil prices have recovered.

Earthrise

Food for thought: Food security, population growth & over-farming

We look at the state of global food security amid rising concerns about the world population and climate change.

Humanitarian crises

My life in crisis: Diary of a Venezuelan journalist

How Venezuela's economic crisis has turned basic tasks like food shopping and commuting into feats of endurance.

My life in crisis: Diary of a Venezuelan journalist

Nigeria

Nigeria school food scheme revolutionising education

Free meals programme has fed nearly seven million pupils in about 40,000 schools and changed the nature of education.

Nigeria school food scheme revolutionising education

Israel

Israel's trick to bypass 'chametz' ban for Passover

Only the non-Jew can possess bread during the week of Passover.

Israel's trick to bypass 'chametz' ban for Passover

Witness

Surviving Venezuela: Smuggling Dreams

A father attempts to swap fishing for smuggling in a bid to provide for his family amid economic crisis in Venezuela.

Food

UN: 124 million people suffer hunger worldwide

'We can end world hunger by 2030, but not as long as there is conflict.'

UN: 124 million people suffer hunger worldwide

Opinion

Urban agriculture is the key to a sustainable future

We can beat climate change by growing food in small urban environments, like rooftops, balconies and even walls.

Indira Naidoo

by Indira Naidoo

Indira Naidoo

Rohingya

'It's not enough': Rohingya sell aid to fund basic diet

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh say they are selling aid and other belongings so they can buy fish and vegetables.

Rohingya refugees sell aid to fund basic diet

Jordan

Jordan ends bread subsidy, doubling pita prices

Price of large pita bread nearly doubled in bid to ease the country's budget woes.

Jordan ends bread subsidy, doubling pita prices

Canada

Canada introduces scheme to improve food productivity

The high cost of fresh food is one of the many challenges for those living in Canada's remote north.

My Tunisia

Najet Werda: Cooking against the tide in Tunisia

Culinary passion mixed with Arab hospitality led one Tunisian to open a restaurant, now famous for octopus and couscous.

Business & Economy

Where does halal meat come from?

The $415bn halal-food industry heavily relies on meat imported from non-Muslim majority countries.

Where does halal meat come from?

Arts & Culture

Why is Google celebrating Pad Thai?

As Google celebrates this traditional Thai dish today, we show how it is prepared and explore its origins.

What is Pad Thai?