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United States

A Summer Meals Hero

August 18, 2019 by Kent Reporter Staff Kent Reporter

No Kid Hungry, a national anti-hunger campaign, has chosen Summer Meals supervisor for the Kent School District, Lynne Mayer of Covington, Washington as one of five 2019 Summer Meals Heroes....

United States

Community Action: With 13% of the county struggling with hunger, how to host a food drive in Utah

August 18, 2019 by Dave Smith Daily Herald

One in eight people in Utah County struggles with hunger and one in six children face food insecurity. Community Action Services is holding a back-to-school food drive to help their neighbors in need....

Global

Pub landlord gives away 100 free meals a day to children facing holiday hunger

August 18, 2019 by Basit Mahmood Metro

A pub in Keynsham, Somerset, UK, has decided to give away 100 free meals a day to hungry children, in an attempt to help poor families during the summer holidays....

Agriculture & Nutrition

The tools to end childhood hunger

August 18, 2019 by Aya Nance The Union Times

The Piedmont Physic Garden in Union, South Carolina, will be hosting Cooking Matters classes in partnership with Clemson SNAP-Ed from August 27 to October 1. The course aims to help end childhood hunger by giving families the tools needed to make hea...

Africa

WFP Warns of 'Unprecedented' Food Emergency in Burkina Faso

August 18, 2019 by Lisa Schlein Voice of America

The World Food Program warns that millions of people in Burkina Faso are facing what it calls an unprecedented humanitarian emergency because of growing hunger, instability and displacement....

Africa

Look beyond maize to ensure food security

August 18, 2019 by Margaret Chisanga Zambia Daily Mail

HIVOS Zambia says a recent study indicates that Zambia’s food system is not delivering enough affordable nutritious food for most of the populace with maize dependency greatly contributing to problems of poverty, malnutrition, vulnerability to drou...

August 8, 2019
Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Whelan, former WHES board member

Global

Climate Change Threatens the World’s Food Supply, United Nations Warns

by Christopher Flavelle The New York Times

The world’s land and water resources are being exploited at “unprecedented rates,” a new United Nations report warns, which combined with climate change is putting dire pressure on the ability of humanity to feed itself....

August 8, 2019
“IMG_2916”by ShellyS is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

United States

The Facts About Food Stamp Fraud

by Simon Constable Forbes

There's too much misinformation about the U.S. government's food stamp scheme. So after some investigation, here are some facts about the benefit, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)....

Africa

Growing Food From Air in Nigeria

August 6, 2019 by Timothy Obiezu VOA News

A group of farmers in Nigeria is using a technology-based method to grow crops from moisture in the air. The method, known as aeroponics, does not involve soil. Instead, plant roots hang in the air. The roots take in a nutrient so...

August 4, 2019
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Agriculture & Nutrition

We are leaving so much food on farms to just rot in the field

by Eillie Anzilotti Fast Company

Santa Clara University researchers found that, in California, 33% of food that’s grown is either unharvested or left behind in the fields....

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