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USAID Administrator Gayle Smith’s Exit Memo to President Obama

by Gayle Smith USAID January 7, 2017

Read about what outgoing USAID Administrator Gayle Smith wrote to President Obama in her exit memo and find out what her recommendations for USAID are....

Rajiv J. Shah held philanthropic leadership posts with U.S.A.I.D. and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Photo: Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times

Rockefeller Foundation Picks Rajiv J. Shah, a Trustee, as President

by David Gelles The New York Times January 5, 2017

Rajiv J. Shah was named the new President of the Rockefeller Foundation.  Previously he served as the Administrator of USAID.  The appointment will make Mr. Shah one of the most powerful forces in charitable giving, overseeing a foundation t...

Feeding Children Everywhere CEO Dave Green shows the Fed 40 mobile app at the organization Longwood headquarters on Friday, November 11, 2016. (Photo: Jacob Langston/Orlando Sentinel)

Nonprofit seeks to end hunger with mobile app

by Kate Santich Orlando Sentinel December 28, 2016

Feeding Children Everywhere quietly launched its free "Fed 40" app in early November as a pilot program. Available through the App Store and Google Play, it allows users living in designated low-income areas to request food for up to 40 meals by submitting a simple, four-question form....

Student-led initiatives aim to promote agriculture on U.S. campuses

by Tasnim Abdi The Food Tank December 12, 2016

Across the United States, students are developing initiatives to promote agriculture and increase access to healthy food on campus.  There are different types of initiatives, including student farms, gardens, food cooperatives, food justice programs, food access programs, food waste programs, and f...

Mike Curtin, CEO of DC Central Kitchen. Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Mike Curtin, CEO of DC Central Kitchen.  Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Meet the man using your leftovers to change Washington, DC for the better

by Tim Ebner Thrillist December 4, 2016

Mike Curtin calls himself Washington, D.C.’s food fighter. It's a title he earns every day by feeding the city's needy through his organization, DC Central Kitchen, a nonprofit located just a few blocks north of the U.S. Capitol. Curtin's...

Arnaud Rousseau, a sixth-generation farmer in France, in a field of rapeseed. Photo: Ed Alcock /The New York Times
Arnaud Rousseau, a sixth-generation farmer in France, in a field of rapeseed. Twenty years ago, Europe largely rejected genetic modification at the same time the United States and Canada were embracing it. Photo: Ed Alcock /The New York Times

Doubts about the promised bounty of genetically modified crops

by Danny Hakim New York Times November 5, 2016

Genetic modification in the United States and Canada has not accelerated increases in crop yields or led to an overall reduction in the use of chemical ...

Three Laokta horsemen.
The Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, which encompasses more than 2.8 million acres, was established in 1889 Photo: Patrick Strickland/Al Jazeera  

Life on the Pine Ridge Native American reservation

by Patrick Strickland Al Jazeera November 5, 2016

A portrait of poverty in America in a place where life expectancy is the second-lowest in the western hemisphere (after Haiti) and 80 percent of people are unemployed.   See full story at ...

A Djiboutian soldier enters a dark building during a night vision goggle training exercise in Djibouti City, Djibouti, Oct. 10, 2016. The Djiboutian troops prepare for a two-year deployment to Somalia. Photo: Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton/U.S. Airforce
A Djiboutian soldier enters a dark building during a night vision goggle training exercise conducted by U.S. Army trainers in Djibouti City, Djibouti, Oct. 10, 2016.  The Djiboutian troops prepare for a two-year deployment to Somalia, as part of the African Union Mission in Somalia’s effort to remove al-Shabaab from the region.  Photo: Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton/U.S. Airforce  See larger photo and full story.

In Somalia, U.S. escalates a shadow war

by Mark Mazzetti, Jeffrey Gettleman and Eric Schmitt New York Times October 17, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has intensified a clandestine war in Somalia over the past year, using Sp...

The worker seen here is spraying an antibacterial solution into the turkey pens to prevent disease. Photo: George Steinmetz/The New York Times
Product: Turkeys Facility: Gary’s Gobblers Location: Northeastern Iowa Output: 150,000 turkeys per year.  The worker seen here is spraying an antibacterial solution into the turkey pens to prevent disease. Photo: George Steinmetz/The New York Times  

The dizzying grandeur of corporate agriculture

by George Steinmetz New York Times October 12, 2016

Our industrialized food system nourishes more people, at lower cost, than any comparable system in history. It also exerts a terrifyingly massive influence on our health and our environment. Photographer George Steinmetz spent nearly a year traveling the country to capture that system, in all its sc...

Women waiting to enter the Ndirande Health Center in Blantyre,Malawi. Photo: WHO/ZakwathuCommunication
It’s a sunny July Wednesday, July 30, and the Ndirande Health Center in the outskirts of Blantyre, Malawi is buzzing. At the health center,  some 10,500 patients with HIV routinely receive antiretroviral therapy (ART). Among them are 6,000 mothers and their children. Photo: © WHO/ZakwathuCommunications  Click to see larger photo.

The U.S. foreign-aid budget, visualized

by Max Bearak and Lazaro Gamio Washington Post October 9, 2016

In a Kaiser Family Foundation study published in early 2015, the average respondent thought that 26 percent of the federal budget went to foreign aid. More than half of the re...

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