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Food Scarcity

Let's Be Smarter About Getting Food to Low-Income People

Andrew Jakabovics | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
Andrew Jakabovics

For families who are housing and food insecure, taking advantage of grocery delivery services isn't easy. But there are ways to overcome those barriers, and low-income housing providers can play an important role.

A Real Life Summer Bleakbuster

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 06.08.2014 | Green
Adrianna Quintero

I would challenge anyone to read the "bleakbuster" of a new report published last week by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and not come away with a deep feeling of dread for future generations.

Solving the Problem Means Actually Solving the Problem

Josh Tetrick | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

The world requires profound and urgent changes in energy and education and food and healthcare. And whether chicken eggs or cars or cookies, it requires all of us to toss stale, incremental thinking back on the shelf.

Why This Major City Has To Fight For Food

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact

By Natalie Deuschle, Mother Nature Network On a sweltering summer evening, Brandon, a 21-year-old culinary arts student at Workforce Oklahoma, sits...

What Horse-Drawn Carriages Have in Common With Your Breakfast

Josh Tetrick | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

What's the story of our food? How does it read on our kids' paper plates on July 4th? And on the grocery aisles of Piggly Wiggly in Birmingham? Or on...

Entering a Resource-Shock World

Michael T. Klare | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Michael T. Klare

Two nightmare scenarios -- a global scarcity of vital resources and the onset of extreme climate change -- are already beginning to converge and in the coming decades are likely to produce a tidal wave of unrest, rebellion, competition, and conflict.

Hunger on Our Doorstep

Olivier De Schutter | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Olivier De Schutter

No country is beyond reproach when it comes to tackling food insecurity, and it is crucial to examine the situation of the right to food in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico alike.

Thanksgiving: Give Thanks and be Thoughtful

Maryam Zar | Posted 01.25.2012 | Impact
Maryam Zar

Although in the developed world people are struggling through strained and collapsing economies, the reality -- when measured on a global perspective -- is that we still fare better than most. For that, we should be fundamentally thankful.

Women Own 1% of the World's Property -- Occupy That

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.04.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

How much poorer do we want women to get in the world? It's really hard to imagine. Despite the successes of feminists during the past century, even in the U.S. we have a persistent and growing feminization of poverty.

Eat What You Want, Pay What You Can

Anna Brones | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home
Anna Brones

When you go to a museum and there's a donation box, but no set entrance fee, how much do you put in? Enter, pay-what-you-can restaurants: order a meal and then decide how much you think it's worth, or give what you can afford.

7 Ways You Can Solve World Hunger

Posted 08.15.2011 | Impact

About one billion people in the world face hunger or undernourishment. To put it in perspective, that's more people than the total populations of the ...