Pub landlord gives away 100 free meals a day to children facing holiday hunger

by Basit Mahmood Metro August 18, 2019

A pub in Keynsham, Somerset, UK, has decided to give away 100 free meals a day to hungry children, in an attempt to help poor families during the summer holidays....

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Climate Change Threatens the World’s Food Supply, United Nations Warns

by Christopher Flavelle The New York Times August 8, 2019

The world’s land and water resources are being exploited at “unprecedented rates,” a new United Nations report warns, which combined with climate change is putting dire pressure on the ability of humanity to feed itself....

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UC Davis and USAID Launch New Research Program to Study Rural Poverty Worldwide

by Alex Russell UC Davis August 1, 2019

The University of California, Davis, will lead a new global research program to build and test ways to overcome some of the biggest remaining challenges for lifting and keeping rural families out of poverty in developing countries. The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk and Resilie...


by Sarah Sax Pacific Standard July 23, 2019

"Wild foods," or wild edible species, provide important nutrients for millions of people worldwide, but they were left out of a recent report on creating sustainable food systems....


by The Julia Child Foundation The Julia Child Foundation July 23, 2019

The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts announced José Andrés as the recipient of the fifth annual Julia Child Award. Chef Andrés and his World Central Kitchen have been feeding people around the world and will receive the award and a $50,000 grant to further their humani...

Why is global hunger on the rise? UN economists explain a new answer

by Amy Lieberman Devex July 16, 2019

Two UN economists, authors of the SOFI report, discuss the new statistics on world hunger...

New UN State of Food Security report released

by United Nations United Nations July 15, 2019

The United Nations just released the 2019 State of Food Security report....

The climate crisis is inherently unfair. These 9 countries will get hit especially hard as the globe heats up.

by Morgan McFall-Johnsen Business Insider July 13, 2019

Nine countries are already experiencing severe effects from climate change, which can lead to food insecurity and hunger...

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Who are the world’s food insecure? Identifying the risk factors of food insecurity around the world

by Michael D. Smith and Birgit Meade Amber Waves June 26, 2019

USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) reports on FAO's new Food Insecurity Experience Scale, which is modeled on ERS's U.S. Household Food Security Survey Module.          ...

Graça Machel calls for disrupting the agricultural sector to achieve Zero Hunger

by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations June 23, 2019

Delivering the McDougall Memorial Lecture on food security at the opening of the 41st Session of the FAO Conference on the challenges and opportunities of reaching Zero Hunger, Graça Machel - an international advocate for children's and women's rights - condemned "the shameful failure of global...

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