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November 12, 2018
Photo: Wastes from facilities like this cheese factory could find uses in agriculture. [Giuseppe Parisi/Shutterstock.com]

Agriculture & Nutrition

One way to reduce food waste: Use it to make soil healthier

by Matthew Wallenstein, Cynthia Kallenbach and Peter Olayemi Phys.org

Food waste contains valuable nutrients that can make soil healthier and more productive. Our research group at Colorado State University is working with Leprino Foods, a global supplier of dairy products, to explore the potential for transforming la...

November 12, 2018
Photo: Workers harvesting rice in Thailand, using their sickles, before the threshing and winnowing. With climate change, rising sea levels are threatening rice fields and the region’s supply of the grain will come under more pressure. [Wang Hui Fen/ST Photos]

Asia

Is climate change pushing the world into hunger?

by Jose Hong The Straits Times

As South-east Asia's population grows rapidly, decreasing rice yields as well as the increasingly erratic weather brought by a warming world will place ever more stress on a region where millions still do not have enough ...

November 12, 2018
Photo: Leah Penniman made it her goal to start a farm for her neighbors, and to provide fresh food to refugees, immigrants and people affected by mass incarceration. [Jamel Mosely/NPR]

United States

‘Farming While Black’: A Guide To Finding Power And Dignity Through Food

by Alan Yu WHYY

Farmer Leah Penniman and her staff at Soul Fire Farm, located about 25 miles northeast of Albany, New York, train black and Latinx farmers in growing techniques and management practices from the African diaspora, so they can play a part in addres...

November 12, 2018
Photo: Julio Berdegué, FAO representative for Latin America and the Caribbean, presents the region’s Panorama of Food and Nutrition 2018 in Santiago, which has bad news due to the increase in hunger, malnutrition, overweight and obesity for the third consecutive year. [Orlando Milesi/IPS]

Americas

Hunger and Obesity on the Rise in Latin America and the Caribbean for Third Year in a Row

by Caribbean 360 Caribbean 360

“For the third consecutive year there is bad news” for Latin America and the Caribbean, where the numbers of hungry people have increased to 39.3 million people or 6.1 per cent of the population, says Julio Berdegué, the Food and Agriculture Org...

November 12, 2018
Photo: Veteran Barbara Franklin picks up food at the food pantry at the Sonny Montgomery VA medical center in Jackson, MS. [courtesy Mississippi Public Broadcasting]

United States

First Ever Food Pantry for Veterans Opens in Mississippi

by Ashley Norwood Mississippi Public Broadcasting

The Mississippi Food Network and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation are partners with the VA medical Center pantry. Marilyn Blacklege, with the food network says, many veterans in the state are food insecure. The food pantry is open every Wednes...

November 12, 2018
Photo: Santos Rodriguez, a 70-year-old Honduran, walks through a cornfield affected by the drought in San Buenaventura on Aug. 15. [Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images]

Americas

The Hungry Caravan

by Helena Silva-Nichols Foreign Policy

Violence isn’t the only reason migrants are fleeing Central America. A four-year drought has destroyed harvests and lives—and has pushed the hungry northward. Over the last two years, farmers there have lost as much as 70 to 80 percent of their h...

November 7, 2018
Photo:Netherlands Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Ron Strikker, inspects maize [courtesy Business Ghana]

Africa

Food security project in Northern Ghana yields results

by GNA Business Ghana

Almost 10,000 small and medium holder farmers have increased their maize yield from an average of 1.8 metric tonnes per hectare to 4.5 metric tonnes under the Sustainable Maize Programme in the three regions of the North....

November 7, 2018
Photo: Volunteers hold bags of food for the Weekend Without Hunger program [Norwalk Reflector]

United States

Weekends without Hunger expands distribution

by Norwalk Reflector Norwalk Reflector

In Norwalk, Ohio, community members ensure that children who receive free or reduced-priced school breakfast and lunch have food to take home on the weekends through a unique program....

United States

Young and Hungry: How hunger is impacting kids in the Tennessee Valley

November 7, 2018 by Conner Board Rocket City Now

In the Huntsville, Alabama area nearly one in four kids don't know where their next meal is coming from. That hinders their ability to grow, play, and learn. Downtown Rescue Mission and Hunts...

November 7, 2018
Photo: Volunteers set up produce at a Forgotten Harvest site [courtesy Forgotten Harvest]

United States

After almost 30 years, Forgotten Harvest continues fight against hunger, food waste

by Ashley Banks Digital First Media

For almost 30 years, Forgotten Harvest has fought diligently against two significant problems: hunger and waste. “We’re dedicated to relieving hunger in metro Detroit and preventing food waste,” said Chris Ivey, director of marketing and com...

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