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Ending World Hunger

An extra helping

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 11.23.2016 | Religion
Mitch Rosenzweig

How will it all fit? Do I have enough? How much do I need? The table has to collapse under the weight right? Veggies, fruit, dip, turkey, stuffing, ma...

Can We End Hunger in the Next 15 Years?

Åsa Skogström Feldt | Posted 09.02.2016 | Impact
Åsa Skogström Feldt

The second Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) calls for ending hunger, achieving food security, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture. This goal -- or rather, goals -- are lofty, especially when taken under the relatively short deadline of 2030. So what does it take to end hunger in 15 years and, can we do it?

There Are Over 200 Million Fewer Hungry People Now Than 25 Years Ago: U.N.

Associated Press | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact

ROME (AP) — The number of hungry people around the world has dropped to 795 million from over a billion a quarter-century ago despite natural disast...

Simple Food Storage Innovations Could Help Tanzanian Farmers Fight Hunger

New York Times | RACHEL CERNANSKY | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact

Last year, Tanzania had exciting news: a bumper harvest of corn. But even as farmers were celebrating — corn is a staple eaten at almost every meal ...

The Money Americans Spend On Fantasy Football Could Solve World Hunger For 2 Years

PolicyMic | James Chairman | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact

Last year, Forbes estimated the economy created by Americans' expenditures on fantasy football, everything from direct revenues to time value, amounts...

FEED Projects CEO: World Hunger Is 'A Birth Lottery'

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.09.2013 | Small Business

Founded in 2007, FEED Projects is the vision of CEO Lauren Bush Lauren. While a student at Princeton University, Lauren traveled the world as the U.N....

This Fungus Could Be Key In Solving World Hunger

Elyssa Pachico | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Elyssa Pachico

A Dutch bio-engineer says his lab-produced fungus could someday be used to save the lives of hungry people in the developing world. But first, it mi...

Mal Warwick and Paul Polak Outline the Business Solution to Poverty

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
BJ Gallagher

One of the things I love about blogging for The Huffington Post is that it gives me the opportunity to interview smart people with good ideas who have...

Finally, a Humanitarian Crisis That Corporations Can Completely Fix -- and Fast

Matt Aubry | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Matt Aubry

In my two decades working for social change, I've found that donors of all stripes -- from the socially conscious 20-something texting a $5 gift to the biggest corporate partner -- share one common frustration.

Americans on Long-Term Hunger Strike to Close Gitmo Prison

Medea Benjamin | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Unreported in the mainstream press is the long-term hunger strike by a group of Americans in solidarity with the hunger strikers in Guantanamo prison.

Scientists Unite to Share Ag Data and Feed the World

Catherine Woteki | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Catherine Woteki

We will empower farmers and agricultural producers from Uganda to Bangladesh with the knowledge gained by those in other countries so that they can be as fruitful and productive as producers anywhere.

My Best Gift, Ever: I Saw the Solution to World Hunger

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 02.25.2013 | Green
Frances Moore Lappe

Where is democracy emerging that's vital, engaging, and empowering enough actually to get to the root of needless hunger?

Day 94: The Journey Homeward and Why We Sing

Shyla Nelson | Posted 02.18.2013 | Impact
Shyla Nelson

All the children of the earth know the realties of the delicacy of this time. They don't despair; they live its reality with a quiet nobility that would break even the hardest heart wide open.

Addressing Famine: Ancient Egypt And Today

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 02.17.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Biblical Joseph's grand food aid program is problematic, to say the least. And, even if well-intentioned, one wonders if some of the United States' current agrarian policies likewise create dependency problems for the countries they are attempting to support.

Buy Less, Consume More (of It)

Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York

1.3 billion metric tons of foods is produced, transported, sold, smelled, touched, bought, carried home and -- if it makes it that far -- cooked, but never actually consumed. Every single year. Like a child with too many toys, has the world simply become spoiled?

A New Commitment To Food Security From G8, But Empty Promises Remain

Tom Arnold | Posted 07.24.2012 | Impact
Tom Arnold

Among so many world leaders and high-level representatives from civil society and academia, I felt a sense of critical mass beginning to form in the fight to end global hunger.

Silent Emergency

Lauren Bush Lauren | Posted 04.30.2012 | Impact
Lauren Bush Lauren

Hunger is often called in the humanitarian aid world a 'silent killer.' Hunger kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria and TB combined. It goes without saying that food and water are the most essential things needed to sustain life.

The Gravity of World Hunger Stats

Jesse Seaver | Posted 05.23.2012 | Impact
Jesse Seaver

The hunger issue is one of the largest problems humanity is facing right now. Last week I wrote about how close to home the hunger issue is for all of...

New Report: World Hunger Issues To Grow As Food Prices Double

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 11.16.2011 | Impact

A young Guatemalan father works six days a week, 10-12 hours a day as a harvester on a plantation -- but some days he and his family go hungry. The...

ActionAid Estimates Global Hunger Costs Developing Nations $450 Billion Annually

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

LONDON (AFP) - The effects of hunger could be costing developing countries 450 billion dollars a year, an aid agency warned Tuesday, ahead of a United...

End World Hunger With Soup (Really!)

Paul Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Paul Katz

Jamie and Lynn Klein, husband and wife co-founders of Soup Kitchen, Inc., have found a way to end world hunger. For every portion their company sells, an additional portion is donated to a shelter.

How The Internet Could Feed The Hungry

Josette Sheeran | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Josette Sheeran

A billion people go to sleep hungry every night. There are also more than a billion people today fortunate enough to have access to the internet. You are one of them.

Drew Barrymore, Nutrition, and 25 Cents A Day

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

What is extraordinary about Drew Barrymore's involvement with the World Food Programme is that she has truly earned her title as Ambassador. Her life's mission: to make sure that no child is hungry.