Americas

Food waste in Canada is staggering. But is it our fault?

by Jordan Heath-Rawlings The Big Story May 21, 2019

The Big Story podcast interviews Lori Nikkel, CEO of Second Harvest, about food waste in Canada. We waste enough food every year in Canada to feed a second country. The scope of the problem has finally been measured and it's immense. But food waste is not what you probably think it is....

Community gardens help tackle food insecurity

by Bob McIntyre My Timmins Now April 7, 2019

As part of its mandate to address food insecurity, Anti-Hunger Coalition Timmins [Ontario, Canada] organizes two community gardens every year – one in Timmins and one in South Porcupine. “Anti-Hunger Coaltion is always looking for opportunities to collaborate and to spread awareness of food s...

Agro-Forestry Project Brings Blue-Green Therapy To Barbados

by Daphne Ewing-Chow Forbes March 18, 2019

In Barbados, Coco Hill is the only agro-forestry project of its kind on the 166-square mile island and the product of six years of experimentation since Mood purchased the land in 2013. Permaculture, biodynamic, vertical, edge, terrace and integrated farming methodologies are employed across 53-acr...

Fighting food waste in Argentina by delivering it to those in need

by Harris Whitbeck CGTN December 17, 2018

Reducing food waste is also important to achieving food security. Food loss is a big problem for Argentina. Forty percent of the food produced in the country is thrown away....

Only Acting Together Can We Stop the Rise in Malnutrition

by Julio Berdergué Inter Press News November 18, 2018

The number of undernourished people increased for the third consecutive year in Latin America and the Caribbean. It has exceeded 39 million people. In addition, almost one in four adults is obese, while overweight affects 250 million; more than the entire population of Brazil....

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

by Caribbean 360 Caribbean 360 November 12, 2018

“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 Organization (FAO) regional representative....

The Hungry Caravan

by Helena Silva-Nichols Foreign Policy November 12, 2018

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 harvests of staple crops, primarily corn and beans....

Tackling food waste: Local organization opens community fridges in the GTA

by Haweya Fadal CBC October 7, 2018

A community fridge is a straightforward concept. Restaurants and households donate untouched food that would typically go to waste, and anybody in need of a meal can take what they want. ...

Barakah Box food bank helps Hamilton refugees access halal food

by Hassam Munir Hamilton Spectator September 9, 2018

Islamic Relief Canada has partnered with Mishka Social Services to support its food bank in Hamilton, Ontario, known as Barakah Box. More than 400 families in Hamilton use this food bank on a monthly basis to access food that is both halal (i.e., procured with Islamic dietary restrictions in mind) a...

Drought in Central America straining food supply of more than 2 million people

by AFP The Tico Times August 28, 2018

A drought affecting several countries in Central America has caused significant losses in crops, affecting more than two million people, warned the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)....

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