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Championing the Development Aspirations of Island States

Jose Graziano da Silva | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Jose Graziano da Silva

Small Island Developing States share many similar social, economic and environmental challenges, including relatively small populations, limited land resources, vulnerability to natural disasters and external shocks, as well as high food import bills and an excessive dependence on foreign trade.

Here's Why You Should Start Eating (More) Bugs

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.10.2014 | Taste

Wait, just hear us out. Insects could be the next big thing in food.

Factory Farms Of The Future: Part II

Sonia Faruqi | Posted 12.17.2013 | Home
Sonia Faruqi

Extreme genetic selection, accelerated by artificial insemination, leads farm animals today to yield far more meat, milk, and eggs -- while eating far less -- than they ever have.

Global Food Study Shows Ominous Shift In Human Diet

natureheader | Hannah Hoag | Posted 12.04.2013 | Science

The fast-growing economies of China and India are driving a global increase in meat consumption, cancelling out decreases elsewhere, according to a co...

Hunger: Measuring Progress Amid a Tangle of Contradictions

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Frances Moore Lappe

At least 842 million are suffering severe hunger, lasting longer than a year. Sounds terrible. So how do we untangle the apparent contradictions?

Let Them Eat... Insects?

Robert Walker | Posted 07.16.2013 | Green
Robert Walker

I must confess that I was little troubled by a UN report this week that suggested that eating more insects may be just what we need to feed the more than 9 billion people that are projected to inhabit the planet by mid-century.

World Food Prices Stay High, U.N. Says

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2013 | Home

* Wheat production seen falling 5.5 pct to 661 mln T * World cereals production seen down 2.7 pct 2.284 bln T * World fo...

What the World's Hungry Would Have Liked to Hear Last Night

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Global hunger and malnutrition is the most preventable health epidemic in our time. We have the resources and innovation necessary to tackle this challenge. What we need now is the political will.

Aid Groups Urge Action To Avoid Food Crisis

AP | Posted 09.04.2012 | Impact

ROME -- The three U.N. food agencies urged governments Tuesday to take quick action to curb rising prices of corn, wheat and soybeans and avoid a repe...

U.N. Downgrades Somali Famine, But Situation Still Dire

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 04.03.2012 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — The United Nations said Friday that Somalia's famine is over, but the world body's Food and Agricultural Organization warned th...

The Five Scariest Things About Halloween 2011

Terry Tamminen | Posted 12.28.2011 | Green
Terry Tamminen

The United Nations predicts that on Halloween this year, the human population will hit the seven billion mark. But that's not even the scary statistic.

Pope Demands Global Response To High Food Prices

AP | Posted 08.31.2011 | Business

(AP) VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI denounced speculation in commodities markets Friday and demanded a global response to high food prices based o...

Rainforest Destruction Drops 25 Percent: Report

Posted 08.03.2011 | Green

There's reason to breathe easier. Rainforest destruction in the word's largest rainforests plunged by 25 percent over the last decade, according to...

Global Food Prices Hit Record High

Reuters | Svetlana Kovalyova | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MILAN (Reuters) - Global food prices hit a record high in February, the United Nations said Thursday, warning that fresh oil price spikes and stockp...

Teetering on the Edge

Ben Grossman-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Grossman-Cohen

The question of precisely how aid should flow to Egypt is surely too complicated for a blog post. But in addressing the structural problems, there are concrete policy prescriptions at our disposal

7 Strategies for Reducing Water Waste

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.18.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

March 22, 2013 is the 20th anniversary of World Water Day. In honor of this important anniversary, this week Food Tank: The Food Think Tank is highlighting 7 Strategies for Reducing Water Waste.