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August 8, 2019
Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Whelan, former WHES board member

Global

Climate Change Threatens the World’s Food Supply, United Nations Warns

by Christopher Flavelle The New York Times

The world’s land and water resources are being exploited at “unprecedented rates,” a new United Nations report warns, which combined with climate change is putting dire pressure on the ability of humanity to feed itself....

August 8, 2019
“IMG_2916”by ShellyS is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

United States

The Facts About Food Stamp Fraud

by Simon Constable Forbes

There's too much misinformation about the U.S. government's food stamp scheme. So after some investigation, here are some facts about the benefit, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)....

Africa

Growing Food From Air in Nigeria

August 6, 2019 by Timothy Obiezu VOA News

A group of farmers in Nigeria is using a technology-based method to grow crops from moisture in the air. The method, known as aeroponics, does not involve soil. Instead, plant roots hang in the air. The roots take in a nutrient so...

August 4, 2019
“Compost – 8”by StefanSzczelkun is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Agriculture & Nutrition

We are leaving so much food on farms to just rot in the field

by Eillie Anzilotti Fast Company

Santa Clara University researchers found that, in California, 33% of food that’s grown is either unharvested or left behind in the fields....

United States

Opinion: Trump’s cuts to food stamps are indefensible, economically and morally

August 1, 2019 by Karen Dolan Market Watch

SNAP program reduces poverty better than anything else, with very little fraud...

August 1, 2019
Photo by Albert González Farran, UNAMID. Source: Flickr

Global

UC Davis and USAID Launch New Research Program to Study Rural Poverty Worldwide

by Alex Russell UC Davis

The University of California, Davis, will lead a new global research program to build and test ways to overcome some of the biggest remaining challenges for lifting and keeping rural families out of poverty in developing countries. The Feed the F...

July 30, 2019
“Rainbow Trashcans”by elstudio is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

United States

New State Laws Aim to Combat Food Waste, Hunger

by Kathryn McCann The Press Group

New Jersey recently passed 10 new laws aimed at stopping food waste and hunger in the state....

July 30, 2019
Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Whelan, former WHES board member

Africa

Agriculture, food security and livestock in southern Africa most vulnerable to climate hazards: FAO

by Kiran Pandey and Madhumita Paul Down To Earth

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently flagged a set of climate hazards that debilitated southern Africa. The United Nation agency’s report marked out poor and erratic seasonal rainfall, mid-season dry spells and early cessation of ra...

Agriculture & Nutrition

Natalie's Everyday Heroes: Hunger Task Force Farm director Matt King

July 25, 2019 by Natalie Shepherd CBS 58

The Hunger Task Force is well-known in the Milwaukee area for feeding people in need. But beyond the canned goods and non-perishable food items, the Hunger Task Force runs a farm in Franklin to make sure people also have access to fresh fruits and ve...

Global

THE ARGUMENT FOR PROTECTING WILD FOODS

July 23, 2019 by Sarah Sax Pacific Standard

"Wild foods," or wild edible species, provide important nutrients for millions of people worldwide, but they were left out of a recent report on creating sustainable food systems....

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