United States

America wastes $160 billion in food every year but is too busy to stop

by Amrith Ramkumar Bloomberg July 27, 2016

The good news? At least half of us know it’s a problem....

Photo: Mississippi Department of Human Services
Photo: Mississippi Department of Human Services

After 20 years, TANF provides little to poor families

by Ife Floyd Center on Budget and Policy Priorities July 23, 2016

Twenty years after Temporary Assistance for Needy Families’ (TANF) inception, few poor families actually receive cash assistance under it and, for those who do,...

President Obama. Photo: ©Reuters
Photo: ©Reuters

Obama will ensure his global development policy outlasts his presidency

by Juliet Eilperin Washington Post July 21, 2016

President Obama signed legislation Wednesday that will ensure one of his hallmark development policies — leveraging private-sector support to advance agricultural operations in Africa — lasts beyond his time in office....

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Rostrum in House chamber. The House  voted on July 6 to pass the Global Food Security Act.  Photo: House of Representatives

House and Senate pass Global Food Security Act

by Hunger Notes July 6, 2016

The House and Senate passed the Global Food Security Act, with the House vote on July 6.  The vote was 359 in favor, 53 against, with 11 not voting.  See how your congressperson voted here. The bill directs the President ...

Looking north-northwest at the Fisher Place farm (part of the Evanson family farm) in McKenzie County, North Dakota, east of Arnegard and west of Watford City. Photo: ©©Tim Evanson
Looking north-northwest at the Fisher Place farm (part of the Evanson family farm) in McKenzie County, North Dakota, east of Arnegard and west of Watford City. Photo: ©©Tim Evanson

North Dakota voters side with family farms and continue 84-year-old ban on corporate ownership

by Alex McLeese In These Times July 6, 2016

North Dakota voters have rejected a measure that would have permitted corporations to own and to operate dairy and pork farms of up to 640 acres.  75.7 percent of voters were opposed. North Dakota is one of only nine states that prohibit or limit corporate farming....

comparing food insecure seniors to food secure seniors. Table: Society of St. Andrew
Differences in health outcomes when comparing food insecure seniors to food secure seniors.  Table: Society of St. Andrew

Hunger’s devastating effect on our seniors

by Jean Blish Siers Society of St. Andrew June 15, 2016

A couple years ago, I visited a soup kitchen where one of my drivers delivers a lot of produce. Sandy, the kitchen manager, told me how much the fresh produce meant to them and to the neighbors they serve. It’s within walking distance of low-income senior housing and a lot of older folks stop in e...

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Bread for the World Members visit Congress to advocate for child and maternal nutrition

by Hunger Notes June 13, 2016

Bread for the World members  visited Capitol Hill on June 7 to advocate for child and maternal nutrition programs in the United States and around the world. These “faith lobbyists” urged members of Congress to pass the Global Food Security Act of 2016 (S. 1252) and increase funding for globa...

Congress digs in for a turf war on poverty

by Russell Berman The Atlantic June 3, 2016

Paul Ryan is pushing lawmakers to tackle an issue Republicans have long ignored, but all Democrats see are cuts—and a familiar foil....

Anastasia Flores Photo: David Bacon
Anastasia Flores Photo: David Bacon

Aging in the fields (part 1): No alternative but to keep working

by David Bacon The Reality Check June 3, 2016

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Cornell Nutrition Division Partners with World Health Organization

by By Susan Kelley Cornell Chronicle May 26, 2016

Susan Kelley, Cornell Chronicle, Feb 23, 2016 The World Health Organization (WHO) has named Cornell’s Division of Nutritional Sciences a collaborating center, establishing the division as a research and training partner in WHO’s public health and nutrition policies. P...

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