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Why entrepreneurs ae suddenly finding the beauty in ugly produce

by Whitney Pipkin Washington Post May 26, 2015

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Paul and his daughter head home after attending a fatherhood development class at Next Door Foundation. Lately Paul had had been purchasing his Pampers one at a time, repeating the same transaction so often at a corner store that a clerk had dubbed it the Daddy Paul Special, 75 cents for a single cigarette and a size-3 diaper. Photo: Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post

Conquering world hunger: Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman and the food crisis after World War II

by Herbert Hoover Presidential Library May 15, 2015

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Senators: Global hunger a national security problem

by Jordain Carney The Hill May 11, 2015

A bipartisan pair of senators is pushing legislation aimed at combatting chronic hunger around the world by linking the issue to national security. Sens. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) have introduced the Global Food Security Act, which includes a requirement for the Obama administrati...

Giving the poor easy access to healthy food doesn’t mean they’ll buy it

by Margot Sanger-Katz New York Times May 8, 2015

In 2010, the Morrisania section of the Bronx was what is commonly called a food desert: The low-income neighborhood in New York’s least-healthy county had no nearby grocery store, and few places where its residents could easily buy fresh food....

Could drought slow America’s most vibrant economy?

by Jim Tankersley Washington Post May 8, 2015

It is a tantalizing question facing the future of the American West: What would happen if the Colorado River dried up? The scenario, though unlikely anytime soon, is a stark way to consider the growing effects of climate change and drought on the region. And when researchers at Arizona State looked ...

Xue Sun, a manicurist who uses the name Michelle, in the Flushing, Queens, apartment she shared with her cousin, Jing Ren, and four other people. Curtains separate the beds. Photo: Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times

The Price of Nice Nails: Manicurists are routinely underpaid and exploited, and endure ethnic bias and other abuse, The New York Times has found

by Sarah Maslin Nirmahy New York Times May 7, 2015

The women begin to arrive just before 8 a.m., every day and without fail, until there are thickets of young Asian and Hispanic women on nearly every street corner along the main roads of Flushing, Queens....

Food aid showdown in U.S. Congress

by Claire Luke Devex May 7, 2015

The Global Food Security Act of 2015 is looking for another shot in the U.S. Senate, but some insiders have speculated the bill could get tangled with efforts to reform other long-embattled U.S. policies around food aid....

Safety net does more to ease poverty than previously thought, new study finds

by Greg Sargent Washington Post May 6, 2015

The Baltimore riots have re-ignited the ideological wars over the efficacy of government spending to alleviate poverty, with Republicans who want to slash the budget seizing on images of urban chaos to argue that federal anti-poverty policy has been an abject failure at accomplishing its own goal. P...

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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.