Better Information and Public Exhortations have no impact on Dietary Choices. According to this recent report by Center for Disease Control
Minimum Wage Laws cause Unemployment in South Africa. The New York Times reports on high unemployment in South Africa.
Fear of Future Food Shortages is fueling a "twenty-first century land rush" in which foreign investors are buying up land in developing countries, according to recent research by FAO and the World Bank. Some of that research is described here.
Aid to Ethiopia. Aid failed to stop famine in Ethiopia according to a new book, reviewed here. "Famine and Foreigners" by Peter Gill.