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Honduras arrests 4 men in killing of Berta Cáceres, indigenous activist Elizabeth Malkin New York Times May 2, 2016 A daughter takes up her slain mother’s activism Darryl Fears Washington Post April 9, 2015
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Farming for a small planet: Agroecology now Frances Moore Lappé Great Transition Initiative April 2016

Blanca Molina holds up organic peas picked in one of the four greenhouses she built with her own hands on her small family farm in Villa Simpson, in the Aysén region in the Patagonian wilderness in southern Chile. Photo: Marianela Jarroud /IPS

Blanca Molina holds up organic peas picked in one of the four greenhouses she built with her own hands on her small family farm in Villa Simpson, in the Aysén region in the Patagonian wilderness in southern Chile. Photo: Marianela Jarroud /IPS

Land tenure still a problem for women in Latin America Marianela Jarroud Inter Press Serivce April 13, 2016

World Hunger Education Service celebrates its 40th anniversary WHES April 13, 2015 

‘We don’t know why it came to this’ As white women between 25 and 55 die at spiking rates, a close look at one tragedy Eli Saslow Washington Post April 8, 2016

Hold of a Peruvian fishing boat full of anchoveta (Engraulis rigens). Photo: ©J. Cort/FAO

Hold of a Peruvian fishing boat full of anchoveta (Engraulis rigens). Photo: ©J. Cort/FAO

Tiny forage fish at bottom of marine food web get new protections Alastair Bland NPR April 7, 2016

Over 100 Christian leaders have asked each presidential candidate, "What would you do as president to offer help and opportunity to hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world?" These videos are the presidential candidates' response Circle of Protection October 2015

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Pope Frances: Overturning the concept of a 'just war'  Graham E. Fuller LobeLog April 13, 2016 Also see Vatican to host first-ever conference to reevaluate just war theory, justifications for violence Joshua J. McElwee National Catholic Reporter April 5, 2016

Time to think bigger about the refugee crisis Bono New York Times April 12, 2015

Focusing on the future of food: what's next for global agricultural research Kwesi Atta-Krah Inter Press Service April 12, 2016

What the Panama Papers mean for global development Tharanga Yakupitiyage Inter Press Service April 12, 2016

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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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A small part of the vast Mangar Bani forest in Mangar, Haryana. Photo: Enrico Fabian/ For The Washington Post

A small part of the vast Mangar Bani forest in Mangar, Haryana. Photo: Enrico Fabian/ For The Washington Post

Villagers just protected a sacred forest outside India’s polluted capital Rama Lakshmi Washington Post May 1, 2016

Taya Quezon was displaced by fighting between the military and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF).  Photo Jared Ferrie/IRIN

Taya Quezon was displaced by fighting between the military and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF).  Photo Jared Ferrie/IRIN

The Phillipines: Militancy rising as peace talks stall  Jared Ferrie IRIN News April 28, 2016

The global land rights struggle is intensifying Customary land users care for roughly 50% of the earth's land, but only 10% is officially recognized as belonging to these communities. Edward Loure and Fred Nelson The Guardian April 27, 2016

The meal of dried bean leaves with a tomato prepared by 83-year-old Rosa Mastindi in Mbavari – the only crop she has been able to grow.  Photograph: Lucy Lamble/The Guardian

The meal of dried bean leaves with a tomato prepared by 83-year-old Rosa Mastindi in Mbavari – the only crop she has been able to grow. Her grandson Success, 18, has had to drop out of school. They cannot afford cooking oil. Photograph: Lucy Lamble/The Guardian

'It's a disaster': children bear brunt of southern Africa's devastating drought In southern Malawi and Zimbabwe, drought is overwhelming communities, forcing families to rely on meals of leaves and watermelon soup. Lucy Lamble The Guardian April 21, 2016

Rectangular fields No room for nature, the entire landscape is devoted to crop production in China. Photo: Google Earth/2014 Digital Globe

Rectangular fields No room for nature, the entire landscape is devoted to crop production in China. Photo: Google Earth/2014 Digital Globe

Overpopulation, overconsumption in pictures The Guardian April 1, 2016

In this April 12, 2016 photo, a boy who migrated from drought hit areas of the western Indian state of Maharashtra, carries water to his family’s makeshift hut in Kukse Borivali, 85 kilometres (53 miles) north-east of Mumbai, India. Photo: Rafiq Maqbool/Associated Press

In this April 12, 2016 photo, a boy who migrated from drought hit areas of the western Indian state of Maharashtra, carries water to his family’s makeshift hut in Kukse Borivali, 85 kilometres (53 miles) north-east of Mumbai, India. Decades of groundwater abuse, populist water policies and poor monsoons have turned vast swaths of central and western India into a dust bowl, driving distressed farmers to suicide or menial day labor in the cities. Photo: Rafiq Maqbool/Associated Press

Poor policies blamed as India reels from drought, hardship Nirmala George AP Washington Post April 15, 2016

Failing states: Many problems, few solutions Barry Mirkin and Joseph Chamie Inter Press Service April 9, 2016

Farmer Stella Jeliati picking cowpeas pods from her granary at her home in Mzingo Village, Mchinji, Malawi in May 2013. Photo: ©FAO/Amos Gumulira

Farmer Stella Jeliati picking cowpeas pods from her granary at her home in Mzingo Village, Mchinji, Malawi in May 2013. Photo: ©FAO/Amos Gumulira

30 indigenous crops promoting health and contributing to food security Food Tank April 7, 2016

Diabetes was once a problem of the rich. Now it belongs to the poor. Poverty is an important factor,  as people in poorer countries have a harder time accessing healthy foods. Niraj Chokshi Washington Post April 7, 2016

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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Matthew Desmond
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World Hunger: 10 Myths Frances Moore Lappé and Joseph Collins
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