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Food Security

The Danger of Leaving Sustainability out of the Dietary Guidelines

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 10.09.2015 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

The ripple effect from continuing to pretend that the health of our diets and the health of the planet are separate issues puts our climate, our land and water, and our ability to continuing producing nutritious food for everyone at risk.

#Enough! A Campaign to End War and Focus on Food and Health

Kathy Kelly | Posted 10.02.2015 | World
Kathy Kelly

The people gathering at the Afghan Peace Volunteers' Borderfree Center recognize the role of war in the multiplicity of suffering of people like Jamila. One of their efforts includes a campaign that they call #Enough! - a simple yet compelling call to abolish wars and instead work to meet human needs.

The Calculus of the Vulnerable

Rabbi Will Berkovitz | Posted 10.01.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Will Berkovitz

Not long ago while working in our food bank, I noticed an older woman who seemed to be weighing her food before she put it in her basket. Each can, each piece of fruit, every vegetable.

Pope Francis: A Spokesman for Our Planet

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 09.22.2015 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

When Francis speaks to Congress and the United Nations this week, as he did in Havana recently, this call for all of us to be responsible will no doubt be a part of his message to this country. And the timing is perfect.

Rate Of U.S. 'Food Insecurity' Stubbornly High

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fourteen percent of U.S. households lacked access to enough good food at some point last year, according to the latest annual food inse...

We Need to Help Poor Farmers Prepare for Climate Change -- Starting Now

Bill Gates | Posted 09.02.2015 | World
Bill Gates

We need to recognize that it's already too late to stop all of the impacts of hotter temperatures. Even if the world discovered a cheap, clean energy source next week, it would take time to kick our fossil fuel-powered habits and shift to a carbon-free future. That's why it's critical for the world to invest in efforts to help the poorest adapt.

A Balancing Act: Food for the Hungry, Fuel for Your Car

Shenggen Fan | Posted 09.02.2015 | Impact
Shenggen Fan

How can we strike a balance in achieving food security and nutrition for the poor (who are often rural farmers in developing countries), while supporting innovation for alternative fuels?

End Hunger by Protecting the Land Where It Can Be Grown

Senator Linda Lanzillotta | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Senator Linda Lanzillotta

Guaranteeing access to food and water as a universal right means guaranteeing a balanced development of the land in which agricultural and environmental resources are developed, preventing them from being taken away from the population and, as a consequence, impoverishing local economies and/or irreversibly altering local ecosystems.

How Ecological Intensification Can Feed the World

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 09.02.2015 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

The economic value of ecosystem services -- specifically nitrogen mineralization and biological control of pests -- could exceed the input costs of pesticides and fertilizers on the global scale, even if adopted on only 10 percent of farmland worldwide.

The Problem With Protein

Amy R. Beaudreault, PhD | Posted 08.26.2015 | Green
Amy R. Beaudreault, PhD

Do achievable and sustainable food science innovations that can produce the required quality and quantity of protein to serve consumers worldwide, exist? And, can these innovations be scaled up for the 9.6 billion people worldwide by 2050?

Liar's Poker in Africa: How Hidden Agendas Drive the Politics of Fish in Mauritania

Till Bruckner | Posted 08.25.2015 | World
Till Bruckner

According to a recent World Bank study, fisheries make up one quarter of Mauritania's natural wealth, but the waters off the country in north-western Africa are being overfished. Foreign operators pull out the lion's share of the catch - sometimes legally, sometimes not; suspicions of corruption abound.

Challenging the Injustice and Inequality Driving Crises: Marking World Humanitarian Day

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

Our world is becoming a more dangerous place. Crises are intensifying. And the people who are most poor and vulnerable are always left suffering the consequences. That is what we must remember as we mark World Humanitarian Day this year.

250 Must-Follow Twitter Feeds For Every Food Activist

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 08.05.2015 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

Whether you have found a chef that speaks to your soul or want to learn more about organic agriculture, Twitter has proven to be a powerful platform...

Greenpeace Calls for End of Private Fishing Deals in West Africa, Questions E.U. Food Security Claims

Till Bruckner | Posted 08.03.2015 | Green
Till Bruckner

Lawlessness at sea is a hot topic this summer, with the New York Times running an investigative series on the issue and the nascent Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) beginning to pick up steam. Two experts from Greenpeace connected the dots for me and explained why we should care.

Global Food Security and the Missed Message of Milan's Expo 2015

Alon Tal | Posted 07.31.2015 | World
Alon Tal

Every five years, the world convenes an Expo: the 21st-century iteration of the world's fair that has become the planet's third largest international gathering (after the Olympics and Soccer's World Cup). The city of Milan opened the most recent edition this month.

Leaderful Communities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.23.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In Kenya, Joan Otpi trains farmers to create fortified, nutrient-rich flour; in Pennsylvania, Janet Chambers launched a mentoring program for high school girls; and in El Salvador, Michelle Leach is giving youth a way to develop a local economy.

World Population Day: Addressing Food Deserts in the Land of Plenty

Brian Kennell | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

More than 6.5 million American children live in food deserts. Making it possible for those children to get leafy greens, milk, juice and fresh fruit on their tables at home and experience food security will require still more education, innovation and effort on the part of many of the companies and organizations involved in the supply chain.

How Black Churches Are Helping Their Communities Get Access To Healthy Food

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion

Jesus made a revolutionary statement when he stood on the Mount of Olives and declared: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I wa...

Can Gene Editing Provide a Solution to Global Hunger?

Utibe Effiong | Posted 07.07.2015 | World
Utibe Effiong

The world needs more nutrient-rich, environmentally friendly food production. More gene editing in food crops makes sense, but only with prudent regulatory mechanisms in place to ensure the safety of these new approaches to food availability.

The Next UN Secretary-General: An Experienced Woman to Foster Global Food Security

Dan Glickman | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics
Dan Glickman

Appointing a woman would show that the UN means what it says about the importance of gender equality as an instrument of wider change. The role that women and girls play in alleviating poverty and building a safe and productive society cannot be understated. Thankfully there are several qualified women candidates.

Hillary vs. Bernie on Frankenfood

Judy Frankel | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Food is a good reason for Democrats and Republicans to abscond from their "politics as usual" party loyalties and vote for Bernie Sanders, the 38-year Independent running against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic primary.

Albert II of Monaco: How to Save the Oceans

Albert II of Monaco | Posted 06.12.2015 | Green
Albert II of Monaco

Designating large swaths of the ocean as "regeneration zones" isn't just an idea that sounds good. It is scientifically proven to have significant environmental benefits.

GMOs or No GMOs -- Is That Really the Question?

Nyree Zerega | Posted 06.11.2015 | Green
Nyree Zerega

The highly polarized GM debate too often devolves into good vs. evil, or corporate vs. small and organic farmers. It also obscures a much more critical question about food security and the future of agriculture.

Biodiversity and Biotechnology: Equal Partners in Sustainable Development

Stella Salvo | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact
Stella Salvo

History has shown that poverty and famine can lead to war and civil uproar. Indeed there are factors out of the control of a scientist like myself.

Eliminating Food Deserts Will Take A Marriage of Private And Public Enterprise

Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living

In cooperation with our longstanding partner Crowdrise, The Huffington Post is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by focusing on the promise of the n...