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April 23, 2018
Photo: Danielle Blair, an AmeriCorps volunteer, holds a container of food water culled from the donations given to the Care and Share Food Closet in Farmington. [Andree Kehn/Sun Journal]

United States

Danielle Blair: Why not wasting food is important

by Bonnie Washuk Lewiston Sun Journal

Maine AmeriCorps volunteer Danielle Blair has been working with the United Way and food banks, and finding ways for Franklin County organizations, stores and farms to reduce food waste and food insecurity....

April 23, 2018
Photo: A grocery store near Detroit’s Wayne State University campus [Omar Abdel-Baqui]

United States

Detroit’s ‘food deserts’ are a burden for many

by Slone Terranella The South End

Detroit’s growing restaurant scene has sparked dialogue about the lack of grocery stores within the city. The Michigan Department of Agriculture has labeled 19 Detroit neighborhoods as a “food desert," which is a term used to describe an urban ar...

April 22, 2018
Photo: UC Riverside’s R’Pantry is growing with cross-campus support. [courtesy UCR]

United States

Establishing Food Security: It Takes a Village

by Sandra Baltazar Martinez Inside UCR

University of California Riverside is helping grow the campus food pantry, R'Pantry, with the support of staff, faculty, and students. Using a combination of donated food, a community garden, and cash donations, they serve over a thousand students in...

April 22, 2018
Richard V. Reeves, Senior Fellow – Economic Studies & Co-Director – Center on Children and Families (Photo: Brookings)  

Global

Earth Day: it is about equity as well as the environment

by Eleanor Krause and Richard V. Reeves Brookings

Low-income and minority households are more likely to live in neighborhoods exposed to higher levels of water and air pollution. Perhaps it’s time to start thinking about environmental poverty as an additional dimension of poverty....

April 21, 2018
Franck Bousquet, senior director of the World Bank Fragility, Conflict & Violence Group (Photo: World Bank)

Global

Q&A: The World Bank’s pivot to fragile states

by Michael Igoe Devex

The World Bank is taking steps to move earlier into conflict-affected and fragile countries with more funding, more staff, and a mandate to focus on prevention, according to the institution’s fragility, conflict, and violence director....

April 16, 2018
Photo: Composting food scraps is one way to reduce food waste, but preventing excess food in the first place is better, says the EPA. [Paul Mansfield Photography/Getty Images]

United States

Grocery Stores Get Mostly Mediocre Scores On Their Food Waste Efforts

by Menaka Wilhelm NPR

The Center for Biological Diversity and The "Ugly" Fruit and Veg Campaign recently asked the 10 largest U.S. supermarkets how they handle food waste, and gave each store's efforts a letter grade: no store received an A grade....

United States

Let’s Grow Maine: A plan to end hunger by 2020

April 15, 2018 by Diane Russell and Rep. Scott Hamann Sun Journal

The U.S. state of Maine can boost food security and support local farmers by purchasing wholesale vegetables and fruit for distribution to families in need....

April 15, 2018
Farmers, activists and chefs lay on a street banquet in Sao Paulo in protest at an ultimately unsuccessful proposal by the mayor to make farinata for poor people from food near its expiry date. (Photo: NurPhoto/Getty Images)

Uncategorized

Want to save the world from hunger? Start by not wasting food, shoppers told

The Guardian

The World Food Programme has launched a social media movement, #RecipeforDisaster, with the aim of making the public in the UK more conscious of the food waste they generate....

April 15, 2018
Photographer Matt Black at work. (Photo: CBS NEWS)

United States

Photographer Matt Black on documenting poverty

by Sara Kugel CBS News

For the last four years Black has traveled the country, driving nearly 90,000 miles through 46 states, photographing marginalized communities. He calls his project "The Geography of Poverty."  Watch the video to learn more....

April 12, 2018
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Agriculture & Nutrition

TED Talk: Why Bees Are Disappearing

by Marla Spivak TED Talk

Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years. So why did colonies recently start dying en masse? ...

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