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Can We End World Hunger by 2030?

by Brookings Institution: Geoffrey Gertz, Homi Kharas, John McArthur, and Lorenz Noe Brookings Institution October 16, 2017

The world is off track to meet its own goal of ending hunger by 2030, and it’s not clear if anyone in power will ever be held accountable for the shortfall. Just over two years ago, the international community committed to ending hunger as the second of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs...

“There’s more mouths to feed, but there’s less land with which to feed them.” [Photo: valio84sl/iStock]

How Climate Change Is Making Hunger Worse Around The World

by Eillie Anzilotti Fast Company October 4, 2017

The annual Global Food Security Index is now tracking a country’s natural resource supply, and its resiliency in the event of a major natural disaster. The conclusion: climate change is making it harder to feed people....

Hunger Fighters Interview: Jim Levinson

by Hunger Notes September 28, 2017

Biographic Snapshot: Jim Levinson served as Director of the International Nutrition Planning Program at MIT, the International Food and Nutrition Center at Tufts, and the Office of Nutrition for United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington, DC. He has worked exten...

Photo: Julio Montes has lost 30% of his body weight (Fabiola Ferrero/Bloomberg)

The Faces of Venezuelan Hunger

by Fabiola Zerpa and Noris Soto Bloomberg September 28, 2017

Bloomberg news photographed some of those hit hardest by Venezuela's ongoing crisis ...

Venezuelan families scavenge for food to survive hunger

by Lucia Newman Al Jazeera September 26, 2017

Venezuela's prolonged and acute economic crisis - characterized by food shortages and hyperinflation - has seen infant mortality rise to almost 35 percent and maternal mortality to 65 percent in just the last year and anemia is rampant....

Chef Douglas McMaster is committed to a “zero waste” ethos in his restaurants. (Photo: Xavier Buendia/Courtesy of Doug McMaster)

Warriors Against Waste: These Restaurants And Bars Are Aiming For Zero

by Maaniv Singh NPR September 24, 2017

Zero waste has become a sort of buzzword in the foodie world recently. From San Francisco to New York, London to Amsterdam, restaurateurs are challenging themselves to reduce the staggering amount of food waste that the industry generates....

Poor diets can lead to early death.  Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Poor diet is a factor in one in five deaths, global disease study reveals

by Sarah Boseley, Health Editor The Guardian September 19, 2017

Malnutrition is due to eating poorly; eating the wrong amounts and kinds of foods - either overeating, and under-eating. A recent comprehensive study done by the the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, compiled data from every country in the world. Poor die...

Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger (sdgfund.org)

‘Alarm bells we cannot ignore’: world hunger rising for first time this century

by Karen McVeigh The Guardian September 18, 2017

A report by five UN Agencies shows that world hunger rose in 2016, largely due to conflict and climate-related shocks. “If you look at the 815 million [chronically undernourished] people, 489 million or 60% of them are located in countries affected by conflict. Over the last decade we’re seen a...

People lining up for food at The Free Store in Wellington, New Zealand (Benjamin Johnson)

How a Free Grocery Store Is Cutting Food Waste and Hunger in New Zealand

by Rina Diane EcoWatch September 12, 2017

The Free Store is a nonprofit organization that redistributes surplus food from local businesses in New Zealand's capital city, Wellington, to those in need: redistributing an estimated 800 to 1,500 food items each weeknight, averaging about 250,000 food items a year....

Consecutive climate shocks have resulted in back-to-back droughts, leaving scarce pasture for livestock and more than 8.5 million people in need of food assistance. (Photo: FAO)

Hunger crises will escalate unless we invest more in addressing root causes, say UN food agency chiefs on visit to drought-hit Ethiopia

by FAO September 10, 2017

Speaking at the conclusion of a visit to Ethiopia, the heads of the United Nations food agencies made a joint call for greater investment in long-term activities that strengthen people's resilience to drought and the impacts of climate shocks....

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