Opinions

Concern International CEO Appeals for Famine Response

by Dominic MacSorley Business Post January 9, 2021

Dominic MacSorley, Chief Executive Officer for Concern International brings attention to impending famines in South Sudan, Yemen, NE Nigeria, and Burkina Faso....

Veterans Day Lessons for Current Livelihood Crisis

by November 11, 2020

Veteran’s Day commemorates the many millions of American soldiers who returned home from wars with uncertainty about their futures and livelihoods.  Veterans have faced an extended transition period as unemployed workers seeking to enter an often transforming economy.  A prime example was at the...

America is suffering its worst hunger crisis in decades. Here’s how to fix the problem.

by Mike Johanns, Tom Vilsack and Rajiv J. Shah USA Today October 22, 2020

Mike Johanns, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 2005 to 2007; Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 2009 to 2017; and Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, administrator of U.S. Agency for International Development from 2010 to 2015, write in this opinion piece that there are key ways the U.S. should addres...

A Biblical Surge of Miscommunication

by August 11, 2020

On Language: In the popular media, including otherwise-intelligent talking heads and world leaders have invented new pretentious, uses for words that have little actual meaning.  Chief among these are:  "surge," "spike", "epicenter" and "biblical proportions." For example: the head ...

Pandemic Exposes Long-Standing Problems in the Global Food System

by Thoric Cederstrom, Ph.D., Senior International Development Specialist WHES June 7, 2020

June 7, 2020 In a very short time, the response to the COVID-19 virus pandemic has exposed many of the long-standing structural weaknesses and inequalities of the global food system.  After years of steady progress in reducing the total number of chronically underfed people, the tide ha...

COVID-19; Global Cooperation in the Fight is a Must

by Fred Spielberg and Everett Ressler Global Geneva May 27, 2020

The consensus in the front line fighting CoVid-19; Global cooperation and solidarity is necessary to successfully stop community spread and the ensuing deaths for SARS 2 Coronavirus. This opinion piece is by two seasoned humanitarian workers, Fred Spielberg and Everett Ressler....

Food supply chains do not care if people go hungry

by Duarte Geraldino Al Jazeera May 22, 2020

Coronavirus shines a light on the global food chain's dirty little secret....

We Need a Global Stimulus Package to Avoid a COVID-19 Hunger Crisis

by Food Tank Food Tank April 5, 2020

Food security and nutrition focused think tank, Food Tank, writes about the need for a global stimulus package to support food security during the COVID-19 crisis....

‘Without Empathy, Nothing Works.’ Chef José Andrés Wants to Feed the World Through the Pandemic

by Sean Gregory Time March 30, 2020

Chef and humanitarian José Andrés continues to feed people through his World Central Kitchen charity...

José Andrés: We Have a Food Crisis Unfolding Out of Sight

by José Andrés The New York Times March 23, 2020

Chef and World Central Kitchen founder José Andrés writes that the US should mobilize restaurant workers to help ensure everyone is fed during the coronavirus crisis....