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Food: Global franchise, global problem

Submitted by Rick Eyre on October 16, 2011 - 8:20am

(This item is my entry for Blog Action Day October 16, 2011. This year's topic is "Food". My past contributions to Blog Action Day can be read here.)

Global franchises. Here's an example:

Pirates of Somalia

Submitted by Rick Eyre on May 23, 2007 - 10:39pm

Far more serious than the caviar pirates of the Caspian are the outlaws that have been operating off the coast of Somalia for a number of years. The situation is now so serious that the passage of humanitarian aid to thousands of Somalians is in jeopardy.

This from the World Food Programme:

21 May 2007 - WFP today appealed for high-level international action to stamp out piracy in waters off Somalia, warning that the flow of relief supplies to the country was under severe threat.

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