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The rusty-patched bumblebee, once common across the continental United States, has been designated an endangered species. (Photo: Clay Bolt)

A Bumblebee Gets New Protection on Obama’s Way Out

by Tatiana Schlossberg & John Schwartz The New York Times February 9, 2017

The Obama administration, rushing to secure its environmental legacy, increased protection for the rusty-patched bumblebee. Once common across the continental United States, has been designated an endangered species by the Fish and Wildlife Service....

Dr. Daniel Nadeau gives Allison Scott tips on getting kids to eat healthy at Ralph’s Supermarket in Huntington Beach, Calif. (Photo: David Gorn/NPR)

Food As Medicine: It’s Not Just A Fringe Idea Anymore

by David Gorn NPR January 24, 2017

'Food-as-medicine' has been around for decades, but it's making inroads as physicians and medical institutions make food a formal part of treatment, rather than relying solely on medications. By prescribing nutritional changes or launching programs such as "Shop with Your Doc," they're trying to pre...

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...

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