Agriculture & Nutrition

Photo: The Community Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Growtainers [courtesy of Growtainers]

With Vertical Farms, Food Banks are Growing their Own Produce to Fight Hunger

by Jodi Helmer Civil Eats December 6, 2017

Vertical farms allow food banks to grow their own produce with high-tech systems in an effort to fight food insecurity year-round....

Photo: Ugandan farmer Richard Opio holds a sample of the “super beans” [AP Photo/Rodney Muhumuza]

‘Super beans’ raise hopes in parts of hunger-prone Africa

by Rodney Muhumuza The Columbian December 4, 2017

The Ugandan government is promoting a new high-yield bean in hunger-prone areas...

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina [Photo: All Africa]

Africa: Nurturing Young Entrepreneurs As the Next Generation of Hunger Fighters

by Bunmi Oloruntoba All Africa December 3, 2017

World Food Prize winner Dr. Akinwumi Adesina to establish Global Youth Institute for Africa to support a new generation of agricultural scientists and innovators...

According to official estimates, the average French person throws out 20kg-30kg of food a year – 7kg of which is still in its wrapping. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian

France to force big supermarkets to give unsold food to charities

by Angelique Chrisafis The Guardian December 1, 2017

Legislation barring stores from spoiling and throwing away food is aimed at tackling epidemic of waste alongside food poverty French supermarkets will be banned from throwing away or destroying unsold food and must instead donate it to charities or for animal feed, under a law se...

Hunger Fighters Interview: Alex Hart

by Hunger Notes November 28, 2017

Biographic Snapshot: Alex Hart is a Program Manager, National Capital for Rise Against Hunger, an organization that works to alleviate hunger in the USA during climate crises and overseas. Alex was involved in a recent volunteer event in McLean, Virginia to assemble food/soup packa...

Hunger Fighters Interview: Jessica McClard

by Hunger Notes November 28, 2017

Hunger Fighters Interview: Jessica McClard This is part of a series we are doing about real people who are working to fight hunger and poverty around the world. Biographic Snapshot: Jessica McClard is a 42-yr-old native Arkansan and resident of Fayet...

As legacy brands lag, food companies have two options: Change to compete or buy up the new brands that are already growing rapidly. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The Big Washington Food Fight

by Helena Bottemiller Evich and Catherine Boudreau Politico November 27, 2017

This article shows how insider changes in Washington power structures could impact the nutrition of US food....

Photo: An agriculture officer inspects maize plants damaged by fall armyworm in Kenya’s Trans Nzoia region. [Riccardo Gangale/Bloomberg/Getty Images]

Invasion of maize-eating caterpillars worsens hunger crisis in Africa

by Ruth Maclean The Guardian November 7, 2017

Crops that feed 200 million people at risk from destructive march of fall armyworm, as agriculture experts call for urgent action...

Chicken Inn, a KFC competitor, in the Accra Mall. A sharp increase in obesity has accompanied an embrace of Western foods in the country.(Photo: Ashley Gilbertson/ The New York Times)

Obesity Was Rising as Ghana Embraced Fast Food. Then Came KFC.

by Dionne Searcey and Matt Richtel The New York Times October 7, 2017

The growing popularity of fried chicken and pizza in parts of Africaunderscores how fast food is changing habits and expanding waistlines....

Photo: Civil Eats Website

5 Ways Schools Can Boost the Local Food Economy

by Maggie Tauranac Ecocentric via Civil Eats September 19, 2017

This post discusses five different ways that schools can increase the amount of locally procured food they serve students, despite the hurdles of cost and logistics....

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