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January 18, 2019
Photo: Many school districts say a priority is ensuring that the children of furloughed federal employees are getting fed. Several districts have encouraged them to sign up to receive free or reduced lunches. [Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images]

United States

Next shutdown victim: School lunches

by Kimberly Hefling and Biance Quilantan Politico

Schools around the country are making plans to continue feeding students if government reimbursements don't arrive ...

January 17, 2019
Photo courtesy of Imperfect Produce

United States

Does Your Box of “Ugly” Produce Really Help the Planet? Or Hurt it?

by Emily Atkin New Republic

Startups like Hungry Harvest and Imperfect Produce say they're helping to reduce food waste in America. Critics say they're deceiving their customers and making the problem worse. ...

Global

The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health

January 16, 2019 by The EAT-Lancet Commission EAT Forum

The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health brings together more than 30 world-leading scientists from across the globe to reach a scientific consensus that defines a healthy and sustainable...

United States

Food pantries providing extra aid for furloughed federal workers

January 16, 2019 by Ashley Graham WLNS.com

In Michigan, food banks across the state are tapping into their own resources to provide needed food assistance to furloughed federal workers as the partial government shutdown continues ...

January 16, 2019
Photo: A farmer in Mount Kenya region in Kenya. [Neil Palmer/CIAT]

Africa

Fighting ‘hidden hunger’ with fortified foods

by Brenda Wawa Africa Renewal

Globally, up to 2 billion people do not get enough essential vitamins and minerals from food, according to the 2018 Global Hunger Index, which tracks and measures efforts to fight hunger, indicating that many of the affected ...

January 16, 2019

United States

Students are Building Food Recovery Across the U.S.

by Food Tank foodtank.com

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Executive Director of Food Recovery Network(FRN) Regina North...

January 15, 2019
Photo courtesy Getty Images

Global

Cutting food waste: game-changing fund opens

by Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Thérèse Coffey MP UK Government Press Release

The UK government fund for food redistribution organizations aims to substantially reduce food waste from food businesses. ...

Agriculture & Nutrition

GMO cowpea: Bridging the gap between innovation and social change

January 14, 2019 by Opuah Abeikwen Cornell Alliance for Science

The pod-borer insect (maruca) is highly notorious in cowpea production, forcing farmers to spray pesticides about six to seven times within a planting season. Nigerian scientists hope a new genetically modified variety o...

January 12, 2019
Photo: Grocery retailers across the country are preparing for a potential onslaught of SNAP shoppers beginning next week, and making sure they have enough food stocked and employees on hand to handle the volume. [Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images]

United States

Billions in food stamp payments to come early because of shutdown

by Helena Bottemiller Evich Politico

The partial government shutdown, hours away from becoming the longest in U.S. history, means that millions of low-income Americans are about to get their February food stamps a few weeks early — an unprecedented payout of b...

Agriculture & Nutrition

This Bill Gates-backed start-up is fighting world hunger by making your avocados last longer

January 11, 2019 by Tom Huddleston Jr. CNBC

Apeel Sciences, a Southern California-based food technology startup that is trying to battle food waste. ...

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