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August 13, 2018
Image: Robin Hood Army [courtesy Telangana Today]

Asia

A step towards hunger-free India

by Meenakshi Sengupta Telangana Today

Millions of people in our country sleep hungry every single day, making it one of the major issues to tackle with, but we still waste food worth crores everyday. With an aim to put an end to food-wastage and ward off the evil of hunger among the poor...

Asia

Red Cross warns of food crisis in N. Korea as crops fail in heat

August 12, 2018 by Reuters Reuters

A heat wave in North Korea has led to rice, maize and other crops withering in the fields, "with potentially catastrophic effects," the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said on Friday. The world's largest disaster r...

August 12, 2018
Image: Map of South Sudan

Africa

UN gravely concerned at South Sudan’s ‘food security crisis’

by Associated Press News24

The UN Security Council is expressing grave concern at the "food security crisis" in war-torn South Sudan. The council said in a statement after closed-door briefings on Friday that ongoing fighting in the country's five-year civil war "is one of the...

August 7, 2018
Image: For many food insecure families, buying healthy food to prepare at home is more expensive than junk food. [Steve Teare]

United States

Fighting ‘Quiet Hunger’ in Every Philadelphia Zip Code

by Alicia Victoria Lozano Broke in Philly

Food insecurity plagues more than 20 percent of people in Philadelphia and more than 1.6 million people across Pennsylvania. Broke in Philly reports on how people stretch their food budgets in one neighborhood....

August 7, 2018
Photo: The Beacon Food Forest in Seattle is the largest food forest in the US. [Annabel Clark]

United States

Hungry for change: urban foragers take the law into their own hands

by Jenny Cunningham The Guardian

While foraging is an ancient art that has taken place in US cities for as long as they’ve existed, the practice has exploded in popularity in recent years. There are some who forage because they struggle to afford food, but that is a small percenta...

August 7, 2018
Photo: Wild rice grows along the edges of the Kakagon River in Wisconsin. [Joe Proudman/Courtesy of University of California Davis]

United States

Climate Change Threatens Midwest’s Wild Rice, A Staple For Native Americans

by Rebecca Hersher NPR

Northern wild rice, also known as manoomin, is a staple food in Ojibwe communities across the Upper Midwest, where it's also used in traditional ceremonies. And, like any wild crop, some years yield more than others, depending on the weather. With ha...

August 6, 2018
Children in the Buxton summer recreational program eat lunch at Buxton Center Elementary School cafeteria last month. About one in five kids in Maine struggle with food insecurity, more than in any other New England state and more than the average across the United States. [Gregory Rec/Press Herald]

United States

Summer meals take the edge off persistent child hunger in Maine

by Gillian Graham Press Herald

While the rate of childhood food insecurity – an official measure of hunger – has declined both in the state and nationwide, Maine still has a rate higher than the national average. In 2016, 19.8 percent of Maine children lived with food insecuri...

United States

Partnering With Puerto Rico: New York Forms New Agricultural Trade Partnership

August 5, 2018 by Paul Post Lancaster Farming

New York Farm Bureau applauds a new agricultural trade partnership designed to strengthen Puerto Rico’s economy in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria, which ravaged the Caribbean island last year....

Agriculture & Nutrition

Moves to cut emissions could cause more hunger than climate change, study says

August 2, 2018 by Thomson Reuters Foundation Japan Times

Adopting some of the most stringent measures needed to curb climate change across all industries could cause hunger levels to rise by three times as much as global warming itself, according to a study released on Tuesday....

Global

Nearly four in five teachers say ‘holiday hunger’ is failing to improve

August 2, 2018 by Samuel Osborne The Independent

In the UK, children are returning to school 'looking visibly less well nourished' according to teachers. Of 657 secondary school teachers surveyed, nearly half confirmed children in their school had experienced holiday hunger....

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