World Hunger Notes Logo 

World Hunger Education Service Associates make Hunger Notes Online possible.

An online publication of the World Hunger Education Service (WHES)            Search Hunger Notes

DEPARTMENTS spacer.gif (34 bytes) spacer.gif (34 bytes) spacer.gif (35 bytes)
spacer.gif (34 bytes)


spacer.gif (34 bytes)

Food assistance needs remain high Brynne Keith-Jennings Center on Budget and Policy Priorities November 24, 2014

Why wage growth disparity tells the story of America's half-formed economic recovery Chico Harlan Washington Post Novermber 21, 2014

Child homelessness in U.S. hit all-time high in recent years, new report says David Crary and Lisa Leff Washington Post November 17, 2014

Food service workers demonstrated in Washington, DC, on Thursday. Photo: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

Federally contracted food workers strike over wages Elena Schneider New York Times November 13, 2014

Nation's first soda tax passes in Berkeley, fails in San Francisco Lydia O'Connor Huffington Post November 5, 2014

Abigail, 11, sells pastries on a street in El Alto in June. Under the new law, 10-year-olds can work as long as they have parental consent and also attend school. Photo: Juan Karita/AP

Abigail, 11, sells pastries on a street in El Alto in June. Under the new law, 10-year-olds can work as long as they have parental consent and also attend school. Photo: Juan Karita/AP

Bolivian law makes child labor legal for children as young as 10. Change was demanded by child workers in order to establish greater legal protectionsJohn Otis National Public Radio November 11, 2014

Woman grocery shopping with her two children.

US families that receive Supplemental Nutrtion Program assistance must balance multiple priorities to achieve a healthful diet Lisa Mancino and Joanne Guthrie USDA Economic Research Service November 3, 2014

Fort Lauderdale police arresting 90-year-old man for feeding homeless people. Photo: NBC

Fort Lauderdale police arresting 90-year-old man for feeding homeless people. Photo: NBC

Fort Lauderdale arrests 90-year-old man, 2 pastors for feeding homeless. "Drop that plate right now!"  Elizabeth Chuck NBC News November 5, 2014   Report: 21 US cities restrict sharing food with homeless people Deepashri Varadharajan Al Jazeera October 20, 2014  See full report (29 page PDF)

Baby being fed baby food. Photo: Paul Sakuma/AP Photo

What you eat in the first year of your life can affect what you crave for the rest of it. Photo: Paul Sakuma/AP Photo

The stark difference between what poor babies and rich babies eat: Poor children often are fed foods that help establish long-lasting, unhealthful eating patterns Roberto A Ferdman Washington Post November 4, 2014

Election day payday: Five states vote to raise minimum wage Angus Loten Wall Street Journal November 5, 2014

UN panel issues its starkest warning yet on the dangers of global warming. Failure to reduce emissions could threaten society with food shortages, refugee crises, major flooding and mass extinctions, panel says. Justin Gillis New York Times November 2, 2014  See more environment and hunger stories

What's that got to do with hunger?
Why Hunger Notes publishes some articles

Please make a contribution to the World Hunger Education Service. Your $25 contribution enables  Hunger Notes to reach 2500 people with information about hunger and poverty in the world. 
For information on contributing by check, click
here. To make an on-line donation, click the Donate button below.  Your donations are made through PayPal's secure site and can be made with your credit card


In Peru, a fight over land rights New York Times November 27, 2013  

Don't ask how to feed the 9 billion Mark Bittman New York Times November 11, 2014

Think we can't end global malnutrition by 2035? Think again Lawrence Haddad Huffington Post November 11, 2014

On the national Day of Maize in Mexico, protecting the sacred plant Adelita San Vicente Tello Other Worlds are Possible November 11, 2014

The two words that scare the World Bank: human rights Philip Alston Washington Post November 7, 2014

How a national food policy could save millions of American lives. The food system and the diet it’s created have caused incalculable damage to the health of our people and our land, water and air. Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan, Ricardo Salvador and Oliver De Schutter Washington Post November 9, 2014

More editorials

Letters to the editor

More letters

Two women, each with one chlild,  and a man in an African agricultural field. Photo: FIAN International

Women play an important role in guaranteeing sufficient food supply for their families. They are among the stakeholders whose voice needs to be heard in the debate on nutrition. Photo: FIAN International

Democratizing the fight against malnutrition Genevičve Lavoie-Mathieu Inter Press Service November 27, 2014

Arms and the African: the continent's armies are going on a spending spree The Economist November 22, 2014

Picture of  Congo rural town. Photo: Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

Congo’s plan to lease land to investors was developed after an earlier initiative to support small-scale farmers failed. A government project to provide seeds and equipment such as new hoes and machetes wasn’t sustainable because it depended on limited public funds. The farmers also didn’t have the capacity to store and process their produce, or transport it to market. Photo: Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

Congo seeks investors for farmland bigger than France Simon Clark Wall Street Journal October 28, 2014

Cover of Food and Nutrition in Numbers by the FAO

FAO releases "Food and Nutrition in Numbers"  FAO November 17, 2014.  See full report (249 page PDF) See video Nutrition: A public issue

Global Nutrition Report says every nation except China has crossed a "malnutrition red line", suffering from too much or too little nutrition Mark Kinver BBC News November 13, 2014 Access full report

WTO seeks efforts for permanent deal on food security.   Asit Ranjan Mishra Live Mint November 22, 2014 US-India agreement on stockpiles of food revives a trade deal Neha Thirani Bagri New York Times November 13, 2014

Three-month old Shukoria has severe malnutrition. Photo: Joe Dyke/IRIN

Three-month old Shukoria has severe malnutrition. Malnutrition affects more than 40 percent of Afghan children, killing thousands every year and leaving millions with permanent disabilities. Photo: Joe Dyke/IRIN

Afghan malnutrition—the search for solutions IRIN News November 11, 2014

US gives $27 million to help children in Laos eat and learn in school  World Food Program Thompson Reuters Foundation November 3, 2014

Farmers dig sand pits for growing pumpkins.  Photo: Practical Action Bangladesh

Farmers dig sand pits for growing pumpkins. Sandbar cropping provides an huge harvest of pumpkins. Photo: Practical Action Bangladesh

Farming on sandbars in Bangladesh  Nazmul Chowdhury and Nirmal Chandra Bepary Farming Matters September 2014

A mother and her children wading through floodwaters in Bangladesh. Photo: IRIN News

Families who live on ‘chars’ – river islands formed from sedimentation – are extremely vulnerable to natural disasters. This family wades through floodwaters left behind after heavy rains in August caused major rivers to burst their banks in northern Bangladesh. Photo: IRIN News

Bangladeshi 'char dwellers' in search of higher ground Naimul Haq IRIN News October 27, 2014

South Sudan food crisis—in 60 seconds BBC News October 30, 2014

Check out Hunger Notes new fact sheet Hunger and Nutrition

Join an effective anti-hunger organization!
Participate in an introductory "Meet and Greet" call to learn about RESULTS.

  How many people are hungry in the world? How many people are hungry in America? What does desperate hunger feel like?  What does it look like?  Try our newest hunger quiz Hunger and Nutrition.  In October, Hunger Notes will contribute $.10  to Mercy Corps nd the Rhode Island Community Food Bank  for each person taking a hunger quiz. 


Somalia, Sudan, Haiti, Pakistan, Iraq,  Afghanistan, and other humanitarian crisis and food emergency updates

Food and Nutrition in Numbers  FAO
See full report (249 page PDF)

The Good Lie (movie) Reviewed by Steve Hansch World Hunger Education Service October 16, 2014 T

Down the Up Escalator: How the 99 Percent Live in the Great Recession Barbara Garson Reviewed by Blair Dudik October 21, 2014
Atlas of African agriculture research & development  Kate Sebastian, Editor July 22, 2014

Good Food: Grounded Practical Theory Jennifer Ayres Reviewed by the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church February 4, 2014

More books

coolstar.gif (3585 bytes)


This page was last updated on 11/28/14.
  Copyright World Hunger Education Service