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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

Listen to Kimberly Flowers, Director of the Global Food Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, speak with Vatican Radio’s Linda Bordoni about food insecurity and how it is both a cause and cons ...

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 and girls have undergone FGM/C in 30 countries and 700 million were married as children. ...

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 continues, a slow-motion calamity on a par with any crisis in the world. ...

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

Bill Frist, the former Republican Senate majority leader, says It's time for the U.S. to lead in combating global malnutrition in a well-reasoned, powerful opinion in The Hill. How beautiful Monarch butterflies are.  How inspiring the migrati ...

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 ways to think about poverty that yield a strikingly different pattern. ...

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

Agroecology “Lite:” Cooptation and Resistance in the Global North by Eric Holt-Giménez and Miguel Altieri describes how agriculture as practiced in developed countries harms poor farmers in developing countries, who are better served by improv ...

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 good Anthropocene — ...

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 time in the coming years is one you barely mentioned during the campaign: food.” ...

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