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February 17, 2019

United States

Oldest Americans most focused on reducing food waste

Science Daily

The vast majority of Americans are paying attention to reducing food waste with the oldest being the most cognizant, according to the latest Michigan State University (MSU) Food Literacy and Engagement Poll. ...

February 16, 2019

Agriculture & Nutrition

How urban agriculture can improve food security in US cities

by Miguel Altieri The Conversation

During the partial federal shutdown in December 2018 and January 2019, news reports showed furloughed government workers standing in line for donated meals. These images were reminders that for ...

February 11, 2019

Agriculture & Nutrition

Nature's nutritious seeds: 10 reasons why you should opt for pulses

FAO

In many cultures, pulses are considered as ‘protein for the poor’ and their high nutrient content makes them ideal for vegetarians and vegans to ensure adequate intakes of protein, minerals and vitamins. ...

February 5, 2019

Africa

Solar power sales help women avoid food insecurity in Yemen

by Teresa Walsh Devex

WASHINGTON — Solar panels are providing women in Yemen access to energy and a way to escape famine conditions that continue to threaten the country. ...

February 5, 2019

United States

Food Prescription Program Sends Groceries To Pregnant Moms In Need

by Sarah Fentem St. Louis Public Radio

A local food bank has teamed up with a north St. Louis hospital to offer a “fresh-food prescription” service for low-income, pregnant mothers. ...

February 5, 2019
Photo: Heber Brown III is a pastor at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church and founder of The Black Church Food Security Network, which connects churches with agricultural initiatives. (Courtesy Heber Brown III)

United States

‘I wanted to do more for people than just pray’: Pastor blends faith, farms to end food insecurity in black churches

by Rachel Nania WTOP

Heber Brown III is a pastor at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church and founder of The Black Church Food Security Network, which connects churches with agricultural initiatives. ...

Africa

Lesotho: Acute Food Insecurity Situation December 2018 - February 2019

February 4, 2019 by Integrated Food Security Phase Classification ReliefWeb

As projected in May/June 2018, the Food security situation is expected to deteriorate during the peak lean season between December 2018 to February 2019. ...

January 29, 2019
Photo: Bridgette Nobbe, left, and Brianna Seltzer prepare food for students at the University of Arizona’s campus pantry. The pantry provides food to students who otherwise couldn’t afford it, and is seeking to extend its hours and add to its available resources. [David Martinez / For the Arizona Daily Star]

United States

University of Arizona increasing resources to help hungry students and lower food insecurity — a growing problem across US campuses

by Mikayla Mace Arizona Daily Star

A report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office said as many as 2 million at-risk college students who were not receiving federal nutrition benefits, such as through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, might ...

January 25, 2019
Photo: A woman walks by a bakery in Moscow. Staples of the Russian diet, like pirozhki, are already becoming more expensive. [Evan Gershkovich/The Moscow Times]

Global

As Russia’s Food Prices Soar, Bakers Are Feeling the Squeeze

by Evan Gershkovich The Moscow Times

The cost of key ingredients like sugar and eggs grew by around 28 and 26 percent respectively last year, while grains and flour ...

January 24, 2019

Africa

The meals that change children’s lives

by A Lawrence Brown World Food Programme Insight

I often find it a challenge in the morning to get my children to eat their breakfast quickly before we rush out of the door to get to school on time, a daily occurrence that many parents can probably relate to.  ...

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