FAO is helping women in South Sudan grow diverse diets that fight malnutrition.
From rain-soaked fields in the Corn Belt to drowned livestock, food shocks—abrupt disruptions to food production—are becoming more common as a result of extreme weather.
Two Brooklyn businesses have teamed up to create beer from leftover bagels. Black Seed Bagels and Folksbier Brauerei hope to eliminate some food waste while providing delicious local products.
In St. Lucia, Green Gold is an e-commerce platform developed by local non-profit organization Helen’s Daughters on which hoteliers can place orders for local produce without having to source directly from individual buyers, thus automating a process that has to-date been entirely manual. The online ordering system will provide a ‘Fresh Direct’ process that promises optimal value and a shorter supply chain— benefiting farmers, hoteliers and intermediaries.
South Korea last week approved $8 million in food aid to North Korea, in response to what U.N. agencies say are the worst harvests there in a decade and severe food shortages affecting 40% of the North’s population.
In early May, the United Nation’s World Food Program (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization warned that 40 percent of North Korea’s population – 10.1 million people – “are food insecure and in urgent need of food assistance.” In findings based off a two-week fact-finding trip to North Korea.
In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration is changing food labels to discourage food waste.
Maine is set to draw up a plan to eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition in the state by 2030.
In the United States capital region, local governments are creating programs to help deal with food waste.
The UK is a rich country, but food poverty is now a daily reality for many families. This is not inevitable, writes Shaista Aziz who is a Labour councillor in Oxford.