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August 17, 2017
(Graphic: Senior Hunger in 2015, Washington Post)

United States

Hunger receded after the recession but not for older Americans, U.S. figures show

by Peter Whoriskey Washington Post

Census survey shows proportion of people over 60 deemed to be "facing hunger" has been on a steady climb that began in 2001 and has plateaued but not dropped in recent years....

August 17, 2017
(Photo: Stefan Heunis/AFP/Getty Images)

Global

The Global Hunger Crisis Will Not Be Tweeted

by Carolyn Miles Foreign Policy Magazine

Recent poll by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) showed that only 15 percent of Americans had “a lot” of awareness of the ongoing global hunger crisis....

August 17, 2017
One in 10 people living in rural areas suffers from acute hunger (Photo: Getty Images for WWF-Canon)

Africa

UN: Millions of people face acute hunger in DRC

Al Jazeera

UN food agencies say number of people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance surged by 30 percent in a year in DRC....

August 11, 2017
MIT’s Caleb Harper in his TED talk, “This computer will grow your food in the future.” (Photo: TED)

Agriculture & Nutrition

9 TED talks that will change the way you think about food

by Leanna Garfield Business Insider

Check out some of these interesting short talks on agriculture and food....

August 10, 2017
UBELONG/Raul Roman

Africa

In pictures: The first 1,000 days of hunger

by BBC, UBELONG Photographers and Researchers BBC

BBC has posted an educational photographic essay on the first 1000 days of hunger. Across Ghana, the irreversible effects of child malnutrition can be seen among thousands of children affected during their critical first 1,000 days of life. This is t...

August 6, 2017
A World Food Programme worker stands next to aid parcels that will be distributed to South Sudanese refugees at the airport in Sudan’s North Kordofan state. (Photo: Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images)

Global

Why It’s So Hard To Stop The World’s Looming Famines

by Courtney Columbus NPR

Speaking with NPR's Audie Cornish on All Things Considered, he explained that politics and donor fatigue are two of the main causes....

August 2, 2017
Mexican farmworkers harvest lettuce in a field outside of Brawley, Calif (Photo: Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images)

United States

Op Ed: Farm-To-Table May Feel Virtuous, But It’s Food Labor That’s Ripe For Change

by NPR Andrea Reusing

Farm-to-table's sincere glow distracts from how the production and processing of even the most pristine ingredients — from field or dock or slaughterhouse to restaurant or school cafeteria — is nearly always configured to rely on cheap labor. Wor...

July 31, 2017
Photo: Green Biz

Book & Media Reviews

How an urban school’s gardening project healed a community

by Stephen Ritz Green Biz

"The Power of a Plant" is the inspiring story about how teacher Stephen Ritz incorporated gardening and plants into the curriculum in his South Bronx school, moving the graduation rate of students from 17 percent to 100 percent and improved a...

July 25, 2017
Photo Credit: AARP

Uncategorized

Meals on Wheels Client Asks Congress to #SaveLunch For Millions of At-Risk Seniors

by PR Newswire Yahoo News

With Congress in the midst of its annual appropriations debate, Meals on Wheels America launched a video vignette featuring Carol – a real Meals on Wheels client living in Whitehall Township, PA – in an effort to influence the important funding d...

July 25, 2017
Abshivay Hussein Maalin, 13, suffers from malnutrition and lives at an internally displaced person camp in Baidoa, Somalia. At least 155,000 Somalis have been displaced from their homes because of drought and instability and are living in temporary huts in Baidoa. (Photo: CNN)

Global

This is what starvation looks like

by Jennifer Grubb CNN

This picture gallery shows the human face of starvation.  More than 20 million people are facing famine in Nigeria, Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and neighboring countries....

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