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Food Security

World Catching On to Importance of Blue Economy

Sebastian Troeng | Posted 02.18.2015 | Green
Sebastian Troeng

Humans have always depended on the "blue" covering most of our planet. Yet only recently have we become more aware of the magnitude of our impacts -- and realized what we must do to conserve and be able to continue to benefit from these waters.

How Businesses Can Fight Food Waste

Brian Kennell | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

Throwing out food scraps and leftovers hardly seems controversial until you consider the stats: Some 870 million people, one-in-eight on Earth, go to bed hungry every night, notes the World Food Programme.

Congress Sets Politics Aside for Critical Development and Humanitarian Issues

Lindsay Coates | Posted 02.26.2015 | Impact
Lindsay Coates

2014 saw an unprecedented number of humanitarian crises around the globe. At the same time, this year's mid-term congressional elections brought partisan tensions to new highs inside the Washington Beltway.

A Starting Point for 2015

Jose Graziano da Silva | Posted 02.25.2015 | World
Jose Graziano da Silva

A new consensus is emerging for the 21st Century: contrary to what we were led to believe -- that only growth makes distribution possible -- today more than ever distribution makes faster growth possible.

Food Security: The End of a Golden Age

OpedSpace | Posted 02.22.2015 | Green
OpedSpace

The golden age of agriculture is over. Growth based on the expansion of cropland area as seen until the 1950s, followed by improving land productivity through new technologies and productivity-based agricultural policies will fail us.

The Business of Renewable Resources

Brian Kennell | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

If businesses adopt a circular paradigm that tracks the environmental impacts of their products throughout their entire lifecycles, we can help alleviate climate change and ensure we have enough natural resources to use in perpetuity.

2014: In the Humanitarian World, the Fight Against Climate Change and Hunger Continue

Chris Herlinger | Posted 02.09.2015 | Religion
Chris Herlinger

What 2014 has principally been, though, is a year of constant and churning problems, in which the challenges of climate change and food security (the availability and access to food) became more acute and ever-more clear.

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.

Lifting Up Communities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day, along with 40 other daily givers, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. Our t...

Ebola's Rippling Consequences

OpedSpace | Posted 01.11.2015 | World
OpedSpace

Many have decried the international response as deplorably slow. As a result, the consequences are jarring. The biggest lament is the obvious and horrific death toll. Along with a sick, dying and orphaned population, the crippling fear of being infected has rippling consequences on the affected countries and beyond.

Love, Learning and Light: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day, along with 40 other daily givers, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. Our t...

South Sudan: Spend Now to Save Much More Later

Toby Lanzer | Posted 12.22.2014 | World
Toby Lanzer

The dry season, which starts in November, is crucial for South Sudan. In the absence of peace, and there still is no good news on that front, violence is likely to escalate as it becomes easier to move troops, tanks and artillery by road.

S4S Celebrates a Wonderful Team -- A Tribute to Grace Bennett

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

In only one year, Schools for Sustainability (S4S) has cultivated a beautifully dynamic team. We honor diversity as we attract support from members ...

Food Prices: Always Too High or Too Low

Jose Graziano da Silva | Posted 12.03.2014 | World
Jose Graziano da Silva

The governance arrangements of international agricultural commodity markets are ripe for an overhaul to reflect not only the changes in markets, consumption patterns and technologies of the past 40 years, but also to actively engage in the challenges of the future.

Agroecology: A Different Approach to Agriculture

Stéphane Le Foll | Posted 11.18.2014 | World
Stéphane Le Foll

As resources are becoming increasingly scarce, we must take it upon ourselves to make better use of them. I have always remembered that the most precious energy is that which we do not waste.

From a Displacement Camp in Juba, Former Director of Agriculture Watches as his State Slides Closer to Famine

Crystal Wells | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

A year ago, James Gatluak, 38, was working with farmers across all nine counties in Unity State to increase food production. Today, he is stuck in a displacement camp in Juba, his state overrun by violence and its people sliding closer to famine.

Food, Bikes and Elephants: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.15.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

What is it like to make a financial investment in a social change leader, every single day of the year? Since January 1, 2013, through the Pollinatio...

Economic Happy Talk and the Politics of Denial

Joel Berg | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Joel Berg

Democrats can't seem to get their message straight about the economy. Is it soaring because of the visionary leadership of President Obama, or failing because of the intransigence of Congressional Republicans?

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.

Hunter Stuart

The Percentage Of Americans Who Can't Afford Food Hasn't Budged Since The Recession Peaked

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business

On a recent night last week, dinner for Jill Taormina and her family was Totino’s Pizza Rolls with a side of canned pears. There was no other food o...

Let's Use Organic and GMOs to Feed the World

Dr. Robert T. Fraley | Posted 10.13.2014 | Home
Dr. Robert T. Fraley

To what extent we actually will use GMOs is an open question, but many who have studied the issue agree that GMOs can help produce enough food to feed 9 billion people on our existing agricultural footprint. And we know that GMOs offer answers to some of the problems raised by global climate change.

We Can Reverse Climate Change By The Way We Grow Food

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Beyond "stemming" the effects of climate change on agriculture however, the way we produce food has the potential to substantially address and even reverse many of the root causes driving climate change.

How To Feed More People Without Wrecking The Environment

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 07.17.2014 | Green

By some assessments, the human population will require twice as much food in 2050 as we do now. Some have estimated that an area the size of South Af...

Food Security Is National Security

Toni Verstandig | Posted 08.29.2014 | World
Toni Verstandig

As we consider this new architecture we need to run, not walk, as we are all mindful of the stunning impact that climate change is having on meeting and feeding the next nine billion. We must engage, not embrace the globalization of indifference.

Preparing for Climate Change: The Overview

Richard Ha | Posted 08.23.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

Food security has to do with farmers farming. If the farmers make money, the farmers will farm!