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The technology that could revolutionize the war on hunger

by Terrence McCoy Washington Post June 17, 2015

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Why does almost half of America’s food go to waste?

by Allison Aubrey PBS Newshour June 16, 2015

JUDY WOODRUFF: Next, we launch an occasional series we are calling Food, Glorious food, reports about what we eat, how our food is grown, and the economics of putting a meal on the table.Tonight, we begin with food waste. Much of what is grown on American farms never gets to market....

Dante Washington is shown in shadow of his old, semi-blighted neighborhood in East Baltimore, during July 2014. He defied the statistics of a 25-year-long research project that was turned into a book “The Long Shadow,” which centers on children growing up in poverty -stricken areas of the city. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)

Picking peas should bring a better life

by Rosa Martinez as told to David Bacon New American Media June 3, 2015

I'm Triqui, from Rio Venado in Oaxaca. I've been here 7 years, working in the fields all the time. Right now I'm picking peas. Other times in the year I work in the broccoli. ...

Triqui farmworkers struggle to survive and organize in California

by David Bacon New American Media June 3, 2015

Pedro Alvarez was born in the Triqui-speaking town of Santa Cruz Rio Venado in Oaxaca, and came to the U.S. in 1985, after his father was murdered. He was one of the first Triquis to migrate to the U.S., and today is a respected elder of a community that has grown to many thousands of people, spread...

The home of the family of Alberto Martinez and Rufina Perez, Triqui migrant farm workers, in a plywood shack in the fields outside Hollister. Photo: David Bacon  

Thousands of farmworkers in California can’t make a living

by David Bacon New American Media June 2, 2015

At the end of the 1970s California farm workers were the highest-paid in the U.S., with the possible exception of Hawaii's long-unionized sugar and pineapple workers. Today their economic situation is not much different from that of their coworkers elsewhere around the country. California's agricult...

WIC experienced largest decrease in participation in program’s history in 2014

by Victor Oliviera Amber Waves June 1, 2015

USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides supplemental food, nutrition education, and health care referrals to low-income, nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women as well as infants and children up to age 5. In fiscal ...

Replanting America: 90 percent of what we eat could come from local farms. Changing what’s grown where could provide Americans with vegetables from ...

by Dan Nosowitz TakePart June 1, 2015

Eating a local diet—restricting your sources of food to those within, say, 100 miles—seems enviable but near impossible to many, thanks to lack of availability, lack of farmland, and sometimes short growing seasons. Now, a study from the University of California, Merced, indicates that it might ...

Noemi Sosa shops at Daily Table, a nonprofit supermarket in Dorchester, Mass. Jesse Costa/WBUR

Trader Joe’s ex-president opens store with aging food and cheap meals

by Curt Nickish The Salt June 1, 2015

Daily Table opened its doors Thursday with shelves full of surplus and aging food. The nonprofit grocery store is in the low-to-middle income Boston neighborhood of Dorchester. It's selling canned vegetables two for $1 and a dozen eggs for 99 cents. Potatoes are 49 cents a pound. Bananas are 29 cent...

What it really means to rely on food stamps and welfare

by Emily Badger Washington Post May 29, 2015

Public dependence isn't a permanent condition, although we often talk about people in need of government aid as if they constitute some kind of fixed class — as if welfare recipients have always needed welfare, as if the families on food stamps today are exactly the same ones on food stamps a deca...

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  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
    • Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
    • Advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem
    • Facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
    • Promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.