United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (Photo: AP via VOA)

UN Chief: Worldwide Famine Averted, but Numbers of Hungry Growing

by Margaret Besheer Voice of America November 2, 2017

The United Nations secretary-general says early action by the international community has helped avert widespread famine, but the number of people in need is continuing to grow.  “Until these conflicts are resolved and development takes root, communities and entire regions will continue to be rav...

Iraq takes steps to save Mosul livestock after Islamic State’s rule

by Thin Lei Win Reuters October 24, 2017

Iraq and the United Nations launched a campaign Monday to vaccinate nearly one million livestock in the Mosul area over fears the animals may be carrying diseases, as they have not been vaccinated since Islamic State seized the city in 2014....

The world is off track to end hunger, so what’s the solution?

by Homi Kharas and John McArthur Brookings Institution October 24, 2017

The world is off track to meet its own deadline for ending hunger. For the first time in many years, the estimated number of undernourished people has actually gone up rather than down. It now stands at slightly more than 800 million undernourished people worldwide, according to the Food and Agricul...

Grocery store in Venezuela (Photo: Carlos Becerra/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Why World Hunger Isn’t Going Away As Fast As We’d Hoped

by Nurith Aizenman NPR October 23, 2017

Rob Vos has been tracking global hunger for years, and he says until recently the mood among his fellow hunger experts was almost giddy. Since 1990 the world had made so much progress curbing hunger that in 2015, leaders met at the United Nations and vowed to eliminate hunger for good by 2030. For...

Can We End World Hunger by 2030?

by Brookings Institution: Geoffrey Gertz, Homi Kharas, John McArthur, and Lorenz Noe Brookings Institution October 16, 2017

The world is off track to meet its own goal of ending hunger by 2030, and it’s not clear if anyone in power will ever be held accountable for the shortfall. Just over two years ago, the international community committed to ending hunger as the second of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs...

“There’s more mouths to feed, but there’s less land with which to feed them.” [Photo: valio84sl/iStock]

How Climate Change Is Making Hunger Worse Around The World

by Eillie Anzilotti Fast Company October 4, 2017

The annual Global Food Security Index is now tracking a country’s natural resource supply, and its resiliency in the event of a major natural disaster. The conclusion: climate change is making it harder to feed people....

Hunger Fighters Interview: Jim Levinson

by Hunger Notes September 28, 2017

Biographic Snapshot: Jim Levinson served as Director of the International Nutrition Planning Program at MIT, the International Food and Nutrition Center at Tufts, and the Office of Nutrition for United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington, DC. He has worked exten...

Photo: Julio Montes has lost 30% of his body weight (Fabiola Ferrero/Bloomberg)

The Faces of Venezuelan Hunger

by Fabiola Zerpa and Noris Soto Bloomberg September 28, 2017

Bloomberg news photographed some of those hit hardest by Venezuela's ongoing crisis ...

Venezuelan families scavenge for food to survive hunger

by Lucia Newman Al Jazeera September 26, 2017

Venezuela's prolonged and acute economic crisis - characterized by food shortages and hyperinflation - has seen infant mortality rise to almost 35 percent and maternal mortality to 65 percent in just the last year and anemia is rampant....

Chef Douglas McMaster is committed to a “zero waste” ethos in his restaurants. (Photo: Xavier Buendia/Courtesy of Doug McMaster)

Warriors Against Waste: These Restaurants And Bars Are Aiming For Zero

by Maaniv Singh NPR September 24, 2017

Zero waste has become a sort of buzzword in the foodie world recently. From San Francisco to New York, London to Amsterdam, restaurateurs are challenging themselves to reduce the staggering amount of food waste that the industry generates....