Books & Media Reviews

Veterans Day Lessons for Current Livelihood Crisis

by November 11, 2020

Veteran’s Day commemorates the many millions of American soldiers who returned home from wars with uncertainty about their futures and livelihoods.  Veterans have faced an extended transition period as unemployed workers seeking to enter an often transforming economy.  A prime example was at the...

A Biblical Surge of Miscommunication

by August 11, 2020

On Language: In the popular media, including otherwise-intelligent talking heads and world leaders have invented new pretentious, uses for words that have little actual meaning.  Chief among these are:  "surge," "spike", "epicenter" and "biblical proportions." For example: the head ...

Peter Morris, Nutritionist and Long-term USAID Expert Leads WHES

by August 3, 2020

The editorial staff of World Hunger Education Service recently sat down and interviewed Peter Morris for his insights about progress in international aid, hunger, nutrition and pandemics.  Mr. M...

Pandemics and Hunger:  Part 2 of Our Interview with Dr. Ron Waldman

by WHES June 14, 2020

Exclusive content from the World Hunger Education Service.  June 2020.  Dr. Ron Waldman reflects on lessons of pandemic preparedness and response, the roles of the USG and UN and recommended references. Hunger Notes editors Peter Morris and...

WHES Loses a Key Board Member

by Margie Morris WHES November 2, 2019

LINDA CRANDALL WORTHINGTON 1932-2019   Linda Crandall Worthington, 87, of Chevy Chase, MD, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019. Over her lifetime, Linda was involved with a number of organization ...

Escaping Poverty Requires Almost 20 Years With Nearly Nothing Going Wrong

by Peter Temin The Atlantic March 20, 2018

In his new book The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy, MIT economist Peter Temin argues that economic inequality results in two distinct classes. And only one of them has any power....

Reviewed By: Gillian B. White

‘How to Feed the World’ offers practical, positive solutions to food insecurity

by March 20, 2018

A new book of essays by a multidisciplinary team of researchers from Purdue University helps readers understand how decisions made today by farmers, scientists, policymakers, educators and consumers are vital to ensuring global food se...

Reviewed By: Darrin Pack

Opening shot of Meatrix, a movie about family farming.

26 Films Every Food Activist Must Watch

by Danielle Nierenberg and Katie Work Food Tank November 17, 2016

Films and short videos are a powerful way of increasing awareness of and interest in the food system. With equal parts technology and artistry, filmmakers can bring an audience to a vegetable garden in Uganda, a fast food workers’ rights protest in New York City, or an urban farm in Singapore....

Reviewed By: Danielle Nierenberg and Katie Work

Cover: Monitoring food security in countries with conflict situations

Monitoring food security in countries with conflict situations

by FAO and WFP August 15, 2016

August 15, 2016 Conflict is a leading cause of hunger  and this short document (42 pages) describes hunger resulting from conflict in 17 countries, countries where conflict and hunger have been substantial .  It is a joint study by the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Fo...

Reviewed By: Lane Vanderslice

Book cover Nourishing Millions

Nourishing millions: Stories of change in nutrition

by Stuart Gillespie, Judith Hodge, Sivan Yosef, and Rajul Pandya-Lorch () Hunger Notes July 15, 2016

July 15, 2016 This important new book, available as a free download on the IFPRI website, is a wonderful introduction to the issues involved in improving nutrition for poorly nourished people throughout the world. The first chapter gives an overview of n...

Reviewed By: Lane Vanderslice