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Malala speaks to staff members of the U.S. House and Senate in Washington on Tuesday. She is in the United States to advocate for girls' education with the Malala Fund, the non-profit organization she co-founded. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Malala Fund

Malala speaks to staff members of the U.S. House and Senate in Washington. She is in the United States to advocate for girls' education with the Malala Fund, the non-profit organization she co-founded. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Malala Fund

Joining voices with Malala on Capitol Hill Allison Grossman Results June 25, 2015

Why are bees hurting? A lineup of suspects Nathanael Johnson Grist June 25, 2015 A plea for bees (video)  Dennis vanEnglesdorp TED June 2008

A portion of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta from the air. Over the past 150 years, human engineering has vastly changed the delta. Photo: KQED

A portion of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta from the air. Over the past 150 years, human engineering has vastly changed the delta. Photo: KQED

Troubled delta system is California's water battleground Erica Goode New York Times June 24, 2015

The technology that could revolutionize the war on hunger Terrence McCoy Washington Post June 17, 2015

Why does almost half of America's food go to waste? Allison Aubrey PBS Newshour June 16, 2015

Dante Washington is shown in shadow of his old, semi-blighted neighborhood in East Baltimore, during July 2014. He defied the statistics of a 25-year-long research project that was turned into a book "The Long Shadow," which centers on children growing up in poverty -stricken areas of the city. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)

Researchers: Five ignored factors affect outcomes for poor children. Paper argues that child-rearing style, single parenthood, shift work, lack of health care and lead pull down scores. Lyndsey Layton Washington Post June 10, 2015

Noemi Sosa shops at Daily Table, a nonprofit supermarket in Dorchester, Mass. Jesse Costa/WBUR

Trader Joe's ex-president opens store with aging food and cheap meals Curt Nickish The Salt June 1, 2015

Why entrepreneurs ae suddenly finding the beauty in ugly produce Whitney Pipkin Washington Post May 26, 2015

A doctor attends a 10-month-old baby in a public health centre in Bolivia.  Photo: Franz Chávez/IPS

A doctor attends a 10-month-old baby in a public health centre in Bolivia, in one of the regular check-ups that are a requisite for women to receive the mother-child subsidy, one of the mechanisms created to reduce maternal and infant mortality in the country. Photo: Franz Chávez/IPS

Inequality blocks further reduction in child mortality in Latin America Marianela Jarroud Inter Press Service June 9, 2015

Replanting America: 90 percent of what we eat could come from local farms. Changing what’s grown where could provide Americans with vegetables from close to home. Dan Nosowitz TakePart June 1, 2015  

WIC experienced largest decrease in participation in program’s history in 2014 Victor Oliviera Amber Waves June 1, 2015

What it really means to rely on food stamps and welfare Emily Badger Washington Post May 29, 2015

Food distribution in a town in the Mexican state of Tabasco through one of the many government programmes created in Latin America in the last 15 years to fight hunger. Credit: Mauricio Ramos/IPS

Food distribution in a town in the Mexican state of Tabasco through one of the many government programs created in Latin America in the last 15 years to fight hunger. Photo: Mauricio Ramos/IPS

Latin America's relative success in fighting hunger Marianela Jarroud Inter Press Service May 27, 2015

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CURRENT EDITORIALS, OPINION, AND LETTERS

Regime change for humanitarian aid: How to make relief more accountable Michael Barnett and Peter Walker Foreign Affairs July/August 2015

So much for trickle down: only bold reforms will tackle inequality. Even the IMF recognises the vicious circle in which inequality breeds instability, which causes recession and spending cuts that make inequality worse. Larry Elliot The Guardian June 21, 2015  See the IMF's report Causes and consequences of inequality: A global perspective (39 page PDF file)

Why developing countries should stop discriminating against agriculture: A short history of agricultural trade policies over the past 40 years Alberto Valdés International Food Policy Research Institute June 11, 2015

Fear of almonds Mark Bittman New York Times June 3, 2015

Agriculture will drive Africa's rise to economic power Agnes Kalibata The Guardian June 3, 2015

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Letters to the editor

Dear Hunger Notes,
I am a teacher and cannot figure out which two years you are using when stating that the world population has grown 70% in 30 years. This stat seems to be cited widely. Could you please let me know? Thanks for your time. L. S.  British Columbia, Canada

Dear L. S.,
Did we really say that? Please let us know where as we can't locate the quote, and it is wrong. However the information is available. The US Census Bureau estimates for world population over the years are at International Programs - Total Midyear Population for the World: 1950-2050 - U.S. Census Bureau World population in 1984 was 4,774 million and in 2014 was 7,176 million for a growth of 2,402 million or 50.4 percent, not 70 percent. Selecting other years will give somewhat different answers; the population growth rate has slowly been dropping. I hope this answers your question.

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Harvested corn drying on a rooftop in Himachal Pradesh, India.  Efforts at ending hunger are now focusing on reducing poverty rather than increasing production. Photo: Neil Palmer/CIAT

Harvested corn drying on a rooftop in Himachal Pradesh, India. Efforts at ending hunger are now focusing on reducing poverty rather than increasing production. Photo: Neil Palmer/CIAT  

A road map for eradicating world hunger Beth Gardiner New York Times June 24, 2015

The first 1000 days Elizabeth Whelan Myanmar Times June 22, 2015  (Whelan is a former WHES board member.)  See more nutrition articles.

North Korea says it's facing its worst drought in a century Choe Sang-hun New York Times June 17, 2015

Syrian children crossing into Turkey this week. The U.N. says the war in Syria is the world's biggest source of displacement. Photo: Bulent Kilic/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images  

Syrian children crossing into Turkey this week. The U.N. says the war in Syria is the world's biggest source of displacement. Photo: Bulent Kilic/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

60 million people fleeing chaotic lands, UN says Somni Sengupta  New York Times June 18, 2015

Pope Francis, in sweeping encyclical, calls for swift action on climate change Jim Yardley and Laurie Goodstein New York Times June 18, 2015 Read the encyclical letter (English)  See more hunger and the environment stories

New NASA data show how the world is running out of water Todd C. Frankel Washington Post June 16, 2015 Decade of drought: a global tour of seven recent water crises. With a chronic overuse of resources, it only takes a few bad rainfalls or poor management decisions to plunge a region into crisis. Charles Iceland The Guardian June 12, 2015

A tribal woman with a  bundle of "broom grass" from the hill slopes of the Niyamgiri range in Odisha, India Photo: Manip;adma Jena/IPS

Tribal women collect bundles of "broom grass" from the hill slopes of the Niyamgiri range in Odisha, India Photo: Manip;adma Jena/IPS

Lessons from an Indian tribe on how to manage the food-forest nexus (slideshow) Manipadma Jena Inter Press Service May 19, 2015

Nigerian army vehicle driving along a highway.  Photo: Nigerian Defense Headquarters

Violence has driven at least 1.5 million people from their homes in the three conflict-affected northeastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe. The vast majority have been taken in by friends and relatives in the main cities, but the hospitality has imposed a significant burden on their hosts. Farming and markets are also disrupted, with many areas facing “emergency” levels of food shortages, one step below famine, according to the USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Network (FEWS Net). Photo: Nigerian Defense Headquarters

Beyond Boko Haram: Nigeria’s hidden crisis Obinna Anyadike IRIN News June 5, 2015

A displaced woman sets up camp in Mali's Timbuktu region. Photo: Africare

 A displaced woman sets up camp in Mali's Timbuktu region. Photo: Africare

Thousands flee violent upsurge in northern Mali Katarina Höije IRIN News May 29, 2015  

U.N. reports about 200 million fewer hungry people than in 1990 Rick Gladstone New York Times May 27, 2015 See F.A.O. world hunger map

Prof Grace Irimu shows IPS a drip feed bag and a copy of Kenya’s ‘Basic Paediatric Protocols’ as she explains the importance of intravenous treatment in saving the lives of young children affected by acute watery diarrhoea. Credit: Miriam Gathigah/IPS

Prof Grace Irimu shows IPS a drip feed bag and a copy of Kenya’s ‘Basic Paediatric Protocols’ as she explains the importance of intravenous treatment in saving the lives of young children affected by acute watery diarrhoea. Photo: Miriam Gathigah/IPS  

When Kenyan children's lives hang on a drip Miriam Gathigah Inter Press Service May 23, 2015

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BOOKS
Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis Robert D. Putnam
Reviewed by Alan Wolfe Washington Post March 6, 2015
When Women Florish....We Can End Hunger Bread for the World Institute January 31, 2015
Empire of Cotton: A Global History Swen Beckert
Reviewed by Daniel Walker Howe Washington Post January 11, 2015
The Fortunes of Africa:  A 5000 Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavor Martin Meredith 
Reviewed by Howard W. French Washington Post January 2, 2015
All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn Jason Sokol
Reviewed by David Levering Lewis New York Times January 9, 2015
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