Hidden Hunger: The Food Crisis of the United States

by Jane Sandwood August 10, 2017

August 10, 2017 By Jane Sandwood Although there is a huge push to help reduce world hunger, there are less initiatives surrounding the issue of hidden hunger. This is defined by the World Health Organization as a condition t...

Why 2017 May Be the Best Year Ever

by Nicholas Kristof The New York Times January 27, 2017

In this Op Ed Nicholas Kristof discusses recent advances in cutting poverty and hunger....

Pope Francis. Photo: Catholic News Service

Pope Francis’ vision of an inclusive global economy

by Archbishop Silvano Tomasi January 14, 2017

Repeated statements on the economy, at times with stinging words, mark the teaching of Pope Francis from the beginning of his pontificate. In His first Apostolic Exhortation Evagelii Gaudium in 2013 He sharply condemns  "an economy of exclusion an...

Lane Vanderslice, Hunger Notes editor

Twenty years of editing Hunger Notes

by Lane Vanderslice Hunger Notes December 22, 2016

December 22, 2016 By Lane Vanderslice I have edited Hunger Notes for 20 years.   I started with editing one issue in 1995, and then, when the founder of the World Hunger Education Service (WHES), Pat Kutzner retired in 199...

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...

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