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Lane Vanderslice, Hunger Notes editor

December Hunger Notes: Food insecurity and conflict, shifting the focus from feeding people to nourishing them, and more

by Lane Vanderslice Hunger Notes December 16, 2016

December 16, 2016 By Lane Vanderslice Listen to Kimberly Flowers...

Lakshmi Puri

The elimination of violence against women

by Lakshmi Puri Inter Press Service November 28, 2016

Globally, 47 per cent of murders of women are committed by an intimate partner or family member, compared to less than 6 per cent of murders of men. Women represent 55 per cent of victims of forced labour and 98 per cent of the victims of sexual exploitation. Globally, an estimated 200 million women...

Alan Boswell

The genocidal logic of South Sudan’s “gun class”

by Alan Boswell IRIN November 27, 2016

South Sudan’s civil war began in December 2013 with ethnic cleansing in the capital, Juba, committed by a government put in power by external brokering aimed at paving the way for the world’s newest nation. This South Sudan political experiment lasted two and a half years. Its bloody collapse ...

Lane Vanderslice, Hunger Notes editor

November Hunger Notes: It’s time for U.S. to lead in combating global malnutrition, avocados imperil Monarch butterflies, and more

by Lane Vanderslice Hunger Notes November 19, 2016

November 19, 2016 By Lane Vanderslice Bill Frist, the former Republican Senate majority leader, says ...

Bill Frist

It’s time for the U.S. to lead on combating global malnutrition

by Bill Frist The Hill November 16, 2016

One single public health crisis accounts for nearly half (45%) of all child deaths under age five.  It’s want of a most basic need: we still have 795 million people worldwide who suffer from various forms of malnutrition and undernourishment....

Poverty in unexpected places

by The New York Times Editorial Board November 11, 2016

Grinding poverty in the United States has long been synonymous with the Deep South, where low wages, poor health and diminished opportunity are more pervasive than in other parts of the country. But there are other...

Lane Vanderslice, Hunger Notes editor

October Hunger Notes: the conflict between corporate agriculture and campesinos, Syrian families and war, and more

by Lane Vanderslice Hunger Notes October 31, 2016

October 31, 2016 By Lane Vanderslice Agroecology “Lite:” Cooptation and Resistance in the Glob...

Eric Holt-Giménez

Agroecology “Lite:” Cooptation and resistance in the global North

by Eric Holt-Giménez and Miguel Altieri Food First October 29, 2016

Because they are often developed and shared through extensive ...

Andrew C. Revkin Photo: New York Times

Building a ‘good’ anthropocene from the bottom up

by Andrew C. Revkin New York Times October 12, 2016

Over the last few years, I’ve gotten to know a determined cast of characters in academia aiming to identify paths to a goo...

Why did the Obamas fail to take on corporate agriculture?

by Michael Pollan New York Times October 12, 2016

Eight years ago this month, I published in these pages an open letter to the next president titled, “Farmer in Chief.” “It may surprise you to learn,” it began, “that among the issues that will occupy much of your tim...

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