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January 18, 2018
Photo: A man walks past a supermarket in Melbourne [Reuters/Mick Tsikas]


Hunger in the lucky country – charities step in where government fails

by Carol Richards The Conversation

The non-profit organization Foodbank released its report 'Fighting Hunger in Australia' this month. The survey revealed that 3.6 million Australians have experienced food insecurity at least once in the last 12 months. Three in five of those people e...

January 16, 2018
Photo: World Food Programme truck at IDP camp [courtesy WFP]


Food aid 2018: the never-ending crisis


This special IRIN report focuses on those who are most food insecure – those on the frontline of humanitarian emergencies who don’t know where their next meal is coming from....

January 15, 2018
Aiden Reed points out vegetables painted on the wall at the Oakland Museum of California. The museum’s new exhibit, “Take Root: Oakland Grows Food,” explores the city’s urban farming community. [Ali Tadayon/Bay Area News Group]

United States

New Oakland museum exhibit spotlights local urban farmers

by Ali Tadayon East Bay Times

A new exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California aims to grow visitors’ knowledge of how, where and why food is grown in the city. “Take Root: Oakland Grows Food” highlights Oakland urban farmers and explains the challenges they face and motiv...

January 12, 2018
[Photo: Keith Williamson, Flickr]

United States

Food made from ‘ugly’ produce could be a beautiful business opportunity

by Cassie Chew Food Dive

A growing number of manufacturers are meeting consumer demand for mission-based, sustainable and plant-based food by developing products made from "ugly" produce....

January 10, 2018
[Photo: Food Tank]


Counting the Beans: New Tool Measures the True Cost of Food

by Food Tank Food Tank

A new U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) tool is highlighting the true cost of food by presenting variation in the cost of food around the world. The tool, called Counting the Beans, includes a data-driven, open-access online interface to help both expe...

January 9, 2018
Mazon’s “This is Hunger” truck/exhibit [Photo/Courtesy Mazon]

United States

“This is Hunger” truck on exhibit in California

by J.Staff The Jewish News of Northern California

The traveling, interactive exhibit put on by Mazon, a Jewish advocacy and policy group working to end hunger in this country and Israel, has visited more than 50 cities on its 16-month tour in the US ...

January 8, 2018
Photo: Abuk Moukiir sits in the shade of a tree while harvesting peanuts. She’s sick and weak but survives hunger by finding different day jobs [Stefanie Gilinski/IRIN]


The struggle to survive South Sudan’s hunger season

by Stefanie Glinski IRIN News

Almost half of South Sudan's population – 4.8 million people – are currently severely food insecure: an increase of 1.4 million since last year....

January 8, 2018
Photo: Philip Cohen via New Food Economy

United States

Prison food is making U.S. inmates disproportionately sick

by H. Claire Brown and Joe Fassler The New Food Economy

According to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published in the American Journal of Public Health, correctional inmates are 6.4 times more likely to suffer from a food-related ...

January 7, 2018
A volunteer picks up food bank donations from a French supermarket [Philippe Wojazer/Reuters]


How France became a global leader in curbing food waste

by Story Hinckley The Christian Science Monitor

France isn't an obvious frontrunner in food recovery, but new legislation has helped catapult the nation to the top of the 2017 Food Sustainability Index. People in France wasted an average of 234 pounds of food per person annually compared to about ...

January 5, 2018
Aerial view of Amorentia, Blight’s family farm and nursery. The netting protects the plants from the ravages of hailstorms. [Photo: Howard Blight]


Can online courses fix Africa’s food insecurity?

by Nick Dall Ozy

South African farmer Howard Blight's company, Agricolleges International (ACI), will roll out its first courses in early 2018, and in the next few years plans to have a curriculum incorporating all of the agrisciences and an expanding footprint acros...

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