Indian schoolchildren eat a free midday meal, provided on all working days at a government school on the outskirts of Jammu, in 2009. Asia is the continent with the highest number of hungry people-about 526 million. (Photo: Channi Anand/AP)

On World Hunger Day, a look at why so many people don’t get enough food

by Ann M. Simmons LA Times May 31, 2017

As World Hunger Day is observed on Sunday, here’s a look at what’s behind the continuing prevalence of hunger around the world....

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Photo: Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)

Ethiopia’s Tedros to be next leader of UN health agency

by Jamey Keaten AND Maria Cheng AP via ABC May 24, 2017

Africa, where viruses such as HIV, Ebola and Zika emerged, has its first chief of the U.N. health agency. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian minister of health, was elected Tuesday as the next director-general of the World Health Organization, becoming the first non-medical doctor and t...

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Food waste is the world’s dumbest environmental problem

by Andy Murdock Vox May 11, 2017

"Just under 7 percent of greenhouse gas emissions come from food waste worldwide...This buzz is leading to new, innovative food waste solutions that can help address both hunger and global warming at the same time."...

Young girls line up at a feeding center in Mogadishu, Somalia, March 9, 2017. (Photo: Tobin Jones/UN)

Op Ed-More than Malnutrition: Famine as Social Crisis

by Alex de Waal Global Observatory/International Peace Institute May 4, 2017

Alex de Waal, Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation at Tuft University's Fletcher School, discusses the history of declaring famines in this opinion editorial....

The UN World Food Programme warns “Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) is at an alarming stage in most of the country’s governorates, reaching levels of 25.1 percent in Taiz Lowland and 21.7 in Al Hodeidah.” Only international food aid can save war victims from starvation. (photo credit WFP/Asmaa Waguih)

Yemen: the Forgotten Famine

by William Lambers Huffington Post April 27, 2017

Yemen has been in the news this week after Al Qaeda attacked a military base in the southern part of the country. Both the Al Qaeda and ISIS terrorist groups are operating in Yemen, which has been in chaos from a civil war since last year....

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Opinion: Famine: Where is the Rage?

by Marshall Matz AgriPulse April 23, 2017

"There is more interest in cage free eggs and other nutritional fads than in saving 20 million lives. Why is there no outrage?"...

A woman carries clean water from the donation site in her village across the rice paddy fields to her family’s home on May 1, 2016 in Dala, Burma. (Photo: Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images)

This fundamental global problem touches everything from farming to technology

by Aza Wee Sile CNBC April 23, 2017

From diseases affecting plants and animals to climate change to protectionist trade policies, the threats are diverse and plenty. Meanwhile, the demand for food continues to swell with global population projected to grow by another 2 billion by 2020....

Mongolia: The Batsuuri family of Ulaanbaatar who spend around £25 a week on food (Photo: Daily Mail/What I Eat-Around the World in 80 Diets)

The great global food gap: Families around the world photographed with weekly shopping as they reveal cost ranges from £3.20 to £320

by Daily Mail April 23, 2017

Snapshots of families' weekly shop from countries around the world shows the food gulf between nations....

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Why Food Insecurity ‘Over There’ Matters Right Here

by Ivo Daalder Real Clear Politics April 14, 2017

Op Ed by the former U.S. ambassador to NATO: "As the United States debates the appropriate balance of military, diplomatic, and economic levers at its disposal, the link between global food security and global stability has never been more clear"...

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How is famine declared?

by D,K. The Economist April 5, 2017

The UN relies on technocratic calculations but politics still plays a part....