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The Right to Food and Nutrition 2015 released

by FIAN International October 12, 2015

With malnutrition affecting more than 2 billion people and obesity rates rising, the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2015 underscores the artificial separation of nutrition and sustainable food systems, which is resulting in vertical, technical and product-based solutions that ignore human determi...

The Right to Food and Nutrition 2015 released

by FIAN International October 12, 2015

With malnutrition affecting more than 2 billion people and obesity rates rising, the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2015 underscores the artificial separation of nutrition and sustainable food systems, which is resulting in vertical, technical and product-based solutions that ignore human determi...

Three win Nobel Prize in medicine for work on tropical diseases river blindness, filariasis, and malaria

by Brady Dennis and Lenny Bernstein Washington Post October 5, 2015

William Campbell’s eureka moment came in 1975, as he was testing a new medicine to fight parasites in domestic and farm animals. The Irish-born scientist realized a parasitic worm in horses bore an amazing resemblance to the parasite that causes river blindness in humans....

International food security assessment: Past progress and prospects through 2025

by Stacey Rosen and Birgit Meade Amber Waves October 5, 2015

In 1996, the United States, the European Community, and 184 other countries gathered at the World Food Summit (WFS) in Rome and pledged to reduce the number of food-insecure people by half by no later than 2015. This declaration emphasized improving the performance of the agricultural sectors, parti...

International food security assessment: Past progress and prospects through 2025

by Stacey Rosen and Birgit Meade Amber Waves October 5, 2015

In 1996, the United States, the European Community, and 184 other countries gathered at the World Food Summit (WFS) in Rome and pledged to reduce the number of food-insecure people by half by no later than 2015. This declaration emphasized improving the performance of the agricultural sectors, parti...

The Islamic State justice system is brutal and often arbitrary, according to interviews with people who live there or recently fled. In this photo, a man accused of stealing sits in a jail cell with his hand cut off. (Photo obtained by The Washington Post)

Life in the Islamic State: Spoils for the rulers, terror for the ruled

by Kevin Sullivan Washington Post October 1, 2015

The white vans come out at dinnertime, bringing hot meals to unmarried Islamic State fighters in the city of Hit in western Iraq....

Lack of local land rights harms fight against poverty, climate change study says. Ten percent of land in 64 countries analysed is owned by indigenous ...

by Megan Rowling Reuters September 30, 2015

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indigenous people and local communities lack legal rights to almost three quarters of their traditional lands, sparking social conflict and undermining international plans to curb poverty, hunger and climate change, researchers said. Access the report ...

Why world leaders dined on trash at the U.N.

by Peter Holley Washington Post September 28, 2015

There was nothing unusual about 30 world leaders, including French President François Hollande and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, sitting down Sunday for a meal prepared by some of the world’s most famous chefs....

The Global Seed Vault in Longyearbyen. Photo: Bob Srong/Planet Ark

Syrian war spurs first withdrawal from doomsday Arctic seed vaults

by Alister Doyle Planet Ark September 22, 2015

Syria's civil war has prompted the first withdrawal of seeds from a "doomsday" vault built in an Arctic mountainside to safeguard global food supplies, officials said on Monday....

Protesters outside the presidential palace in Guatemala City last week calling for the resignation of President Otto Pérez Molina and an end to what many see as political impunity. Photo: Josue Decavele/Reuters

New test for Guatemala’s protest movement: Improving citizens’ lives

by Elisabeth Malkin New York Times September 16, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY — Shortly after 5 a.m. one day last week, a security guard opened the entrance of Roosevelt Hospital here to patients who had been lining up in the dark mountain chill for more than an hour....

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