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THE ARGUMENT FOR PROTECTING WILD FOODS

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....

CHEF JOSÉ ANDRÉS NAMED 2019 JULIA CHILD AWARD RECIPIENT

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...

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Whelan, former WHES board member

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...

Malnutrition, a global problem in search of global solutions

by Amruta Byatnal Devex June 17, 2019

NEW DELHI — Sunita Devi is huddled with about 20 women in a primary health care center in Gervani village, in the central state of Chhattisgarh in India. She’s anemic and pregnant, and she has questions for the health worker: “When will my anemia go away? Will my child be born anemic too? What...

Scotland’s food waste causing more greenhouse gas than plastic

by BBC BBC May 21, 2019

Food waste is a bigger cause of climate change than plastics, according to Zero Waste Scotland. The government-funded body has urged people to cut down the amount of unwanted food they put in the bin. When food waste ends up in landfill it rots, producing ...

Emissions and microplastics: How food waste hurts the environment

by Deutsche Welle Deutsche Welle May 1, 2019

Throwing away food that could still be eaten isn't just a waste of money, it also costs precious resources, hurts the climate, threatens biodiversity and can contaminate our soil with microplastics....