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Paul and his daughter head home after attending a fatherhood development class at Next Door Foundation. Photo Jah i Chikwendiu/The Washington Post

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

A father's initiative: Paul Gayle had no job, no money, a new baby and 16 lessons from the Obama administration to teach him what to do next Eli Saslow Washington Post May 16, 2015

Senators: Global hunger a national security problem Jordain Carney The Hill May 11, 2015 Food aid showdown in U.S. Congress Claire Luke Devex May 7, 2015  

Could drought slow America’s most vibrant economy? Jim Tankersley Washington Post May 8, 2015  

Giving the poor easy access to healthy food doesn't mean they'll buy it Margot Sanger-Katz New York Times May 8, 2015

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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 Sarah Maslin Nirmahy New York Times  May 7, 2015

Safety net does more to ease poverty than previously thought, new study finds  Greg Sargent Washington Post May 6, 2015

Wendy Hernandez, 16, holds her 4-month-old son, Anthony, in their Hyattsville, Md., home, which is owned by her boyfriend's mother. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)

Wendy Hernandez, 16, holds her 4-month-old son, Anthony, in their Hyattsville, Md., home, which is owned by her boyfriend's mother. Photo: Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post

Inside the hidden world of homeless teen mothers. Precarious housing is one turn in a downward spiral of instability that can suffuse all facets of a young life Terrence McCoy Washington Post May 2, 2015

Conquering world hunger: Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman and the food crisis after World War II Herbert Hoover Presidential Library May 2015 On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, May 8, 1945.

Strikers put up a barrier on the road into the labor camp ot Sakuma Brothers Farms in Burlington, Wash..

These things can change: wages and working conditions in agriculture David Bacon Dollars and Sense April 2015

The state of obesity in the United States J. Levi, L. Segal, R. St. Laurent, and J. Rayburn Robert Wood Johnson Foundation September, 2014 Adult obesity rates remain high in the USA, according to the State of Obesity. The pace of the increase in obesity is beginning to slow, however adult obesity rates increased in six US states last year.

1.5 million missing black men Justin Wolfers, David Leonhardt and Kevin Quealy New York Times April 20, 2015

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CURRENT EDITORIALS, OPINION, AND LETTERS

Increased agricultural research investment needed to meet future food demand Chicago Council on Global Affairs May 20, 2015

Wasting the savanna Tim Searchinger and Lyndon Estes Washington Post May 9, 2015

Let's make food issues real Mark Bittman New York Times May 6, 2015

Paul Ryan loves talking about poverty, but he keeps getting the basic facts wrong Dylan Matthews Vox May 5, 2015  

The Global Food Security Act of 2015: What it is and why it matters Grace Burton and Louise Iverson Chicago Council on Global Affairs April 29, 2015

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Dear Hunger Notes,
I am a teacher and cannot figure out which two years you are using when stating that the world population has grown 70% in 30 years. This stat seems to be cited widely. Could you please let me know? Thanks for your time. L. S.  British Columbia, Canada

Dear L. S.,
Did we really say that? Please let us know where as we can't locate the quote, and it is wrong. However the information is available. The US Census Bureau estimates for world population over the years are at International Programs - Total Midyear Population for the World: 1950-2050 - U.S. Census Bureau World population in 1984 was 4,774 million and in 2014 was 7,176 million for a growth of 2,402 million or 50.4 percent, not 70 percent. Selecting other years will give somewhat different answers; the population growth rate has slowly been dropping. I hope this answers your question.

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Malawi study reveals devastating cost of child undernutrition. Research commissioned by African Union and backed by Malawian government highlights social and economic impact of inadequate nourishment in early life. Sam Jones The Guardian May 13, 2015  See World Food Program report: The Cost of Hunger in Malawi

Feeding ourselves thirsty: how the food sector is managing global water risks Ceres May 2015

This hunter is a member of the Waorani community, an Amazonian indigenous people who live in eastern Ecuador. Photo: Courtesy Nicolas Villaume, Land is Life

This hunter is a member of the Waorani community, an Amazonian indigenous people who live in eastern Ecuador. According to United Nations estimates, upwards of 370 million indigenous people are spread out over 70 countries worldwide. Between them, they speak over 5,000 languages. Photo:: Courtesy Nicolas Villaume, Land is Life

Living the indigenous way, from the jungles to the mountains Stephen Leahy Inter Press Service May 8, 2015

Rizelle, 17, and her three-week-old baby. Rizelle lives in a squatted home under a bridge in San Dionisio, Indonesia. Photo: Save the Children

Rizelle, 17, and her three-week-old baby. Rizelle lives in a squatted home under a bridge in San Dionisio, Indonesia. Photo: Save the Children

Urban slums a deathtrap for poor children Valentina Ieri Inter Press Service May 8, 2015 See Save the Children’s annual report on the State of the World’s Mothers 2015

In India, close to a million Dalit women work as manual scavengers: labourers who are forced to empty out dry latrines with their bare hands. Photo: Neeta Lal/IPS

In India, close to a million Dalit women work as manual scavengers: labourers who are forced to empty out dry latrines with their bare hands. Photo: Neeta Lal/IPS

In India, a broken system leaves a 'broken' people powerless Neeta Lal Inter Press Service May 8, 2015  See HN special report Harmful Economic Systems: Restricting Entry

Aid agencies pour into Nepal – and then what? Kristy Siegfried IRIN News April 29, 2015  See Hunger Notes special report Development Assistance

Does community-driven aid need a makeover?  Obinna Anyadike IRIN News April 27, 2015  See Hunger Notes special report Development Assistance

The great land giveaway in Mozambique Timothy Wise Dollars and Sense March/April 2015 See HN special repport: Trade and Hunger

Members of Burundi’s ruling party youth wing on the march. Armed, murderous, militarised, partisan, powerful, unaccountable, uneducated: this is how many in and even outside Burundi describe the Imbonerakure, the youth wing of the ruling party. It, however, dismisses such accusations as opposition propaganda. Photo: Desire Nimubona/IRIN

Who are the Imbonerakure and is Burundi unravelling? Ignatius Ssuuna IRIN News April 28, 2015

The Kenyan government is threatening to dismantle the world’s largest refugee camp in Dadaabb, setting off a panic among the nearly 350,000 people who live here and the international aid organizations that care for them. Photo: Washington Post

Kenya is threatening to close the world's largest refugee camp Kevin Sieff Washington Post April 28, 2015

People burned the bodies of victims at a mass cremation in Katmandu on Sunday. An estimated  2,600 people were killed in the earthquake. Photo: Prakash Mathema/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

People burned the bodies of victims at a mass cremation in Katmandu on Sunday. An estimated  2,600 people were killed in the earthquake. Photo: Prakash Mathema/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Nepal terrorized by aftershocks, hampering relief efforts Thomas Fuller and Gardiner Harris New York Times April 26, 2015

Indian farmer Gajendra Singh stands on a tree before committing suicide during an Aam Aadmi Party rally in New Delhi. Photo: Chandran Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

Indian farmer Gajendra Singh stands on a tree before committing suicide during an Aam Aadmi Party rally in New Delhi. Singh hanged himself in front of hundreds of protesters gathered to rally against the government's contentious reform of land purchasing laws. Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

Farmer’s public suicide in India opens debate over compassion and climate Annie Gowen and Rama Lakshmi Washington Post April 23, 2015

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Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis Robert D. Putnam
Reviewed by Alan Wolfe Washington Post March 6, 2015
When Women Florish....We Can End Hunger Bread for the World Institute January 31, 2015
Empire of Cotton: A Global History Swen Beckert
Reviewed by Daniel Walker Howe Washington Post January 11, 2015
The Fortunes of Africa:  A 5000 Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavor Martin Meredith 
Reviewed by Howard W. French Washington Post January 2, 2015
All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn Jason Sokol
Reviewed by David Levering Lewis New York Times January 9, 2015
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