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March 18, 2019
Photo: View of the East Coast of Barbados from Coco Hills farm [Courtesy Coco Hills]

Americas

Agro-Forestry Project Brings Blue-Green Therapy To Barbados

by Daphne Ewing-Chow Forbes

In Barbados, Coco Hill is the only agro-forestry project of its kind on the 166-square mile island and the product of six years of experimentation since Mood purchased the land in 2013. Permaculture, biodynamic, vertical, edge, terrace and integrate...

March 18, 2019
Photo: Volunteers with Philabundance unload donations [Jessica Griffin/Philly.com staff photographer]

United States

Philabundance announces ambitious program to give people more than food

by Alfred Lubrano Philly.com

Philabundance, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania region’s leading hunger-relief agency, provides food for 350 neighborhood pantries, soup kitchens, and other organizations in a nine-county area serving 90,000 people each week. But, like other major fo...

March 18, 2019
Photo: People shopping for groceries. The best way to fight the obesity epidemic is to tackle it and the problems of malnutrition and climate change at the same time, experts argue in Lancet. (Joe Raedle / Getty Images)

Global

Obesity, climate change and hunger must be fought as one, health experts declare

by Melissa Healy Los Angeles Times

Made up of 43 public health experts from 14 countries, the Lancet Commission on Obesity emphasized that the problems of obesity, malnutrition and climate change are inextricably linked by factors such as overconsumption, unchecked marketing and gover...

United States

Hundreds come together to learn better ways to feed those who deal with food insecurity

March 18, 2019 by Aaron Cantrell Fox 59

In Indiana, the second annual Food Pantry Network Summit was organized to help volunteers and workers improve their food pantries....

March 18, 2019
Photo: Manatee County Florida schools deliver meals during spring break on this school bus [courtesy Fox 13 News]

United States

School bus delivers free meals to hundreds of children during spring break

by Kimberly Kuizon FOX 13 News

In Florida, several employees with the Manatee County School District are making sure every child gets fed, even when school is out for spring break....

March 18, 2019
Photo: Squash at a farmer’s market Nationwide, there are too few farmers to populate market stalls and too few customers filling their canvas bags with fresh produce at each market. [Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images]

United States

Why Are So Many Farmers Markets Failing? Because The Market Is Saturated

by Jodi Helmer NPR

Nationwide, the number of farmers markets increased from 2,000 in 1994 to more than 8,600 in 2019, which led to a major problem: There are too few farmers to populate the market stalls and too few customers filling their canvas bags with fresh produ...

United States

In Austin, Food And Tech Industries Connect To Address Food Insecurity

March 12, 2019 by Danielle Nierenberg Forbes

The City of Austin has been working hard to address food security in the [East Austin] area, aided by the leadership and advocacy of Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza and Edwin Marty, the city’s food policy manager....

March 12, 2019

Agriculture & Nutrition

How you can think yourself thin

by BBC Reel

650 million people in the world are considered obese. It’s more likely that people live in countries where obesity is more of a problem then being underweight....

United States

Growth of food deserts hits home for some Savannah communities

March 11, 2019 by Brittini Ray Savannah Now

Savannah, Georgia is just one of thousands across the country battling the rapid growth of food deserts as retailers close their doors, leaving residents without viable access to fresh foods and leaving community leaders searching for answers....

United States

Farms aren't tossing perfectly good produce. You are.

March 8, 2019 by Sarah Taber Washington Post

Dr. Sarah Taber writes that "Eating ugly food won't save the world."...

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