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Food Security

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...

Reduce Trade Roadblocks to Improve Food Security

Lindsay Coates | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Lindsay Coates

Conventional wisdom usually does not link trade to programs and policies that address poverty. We need to unpack this conventional wisdom and explore how improving key aspects of trade link to development, using as an example how U.S.-Africa trade policies can unlock Africa's economic potential in agriculture.

Ending Hunger, Global Challenge That Connects the UN & Expo 2015

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

We are less than 30 days away from the opening of the Universal Exhibition in Milan, an incredible opportunity for Italy, for world tourism, to learn about the global challenges of food security and healthy nutrition through worldwide best practices.

Let's Give Child Hunger a Summer Vacation

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Many children eagerly look forward to the end of the school year and the carefree days of summer, playing outside in the warm sun, splashing and swimming in pools and at beaches, and gathering with family and friends for backyard barbeques. But for more than 17 million children the end of school can be the end of certainty about where and when their next meal will come.

How a First-Generation, Female Immigrant Found Her Passion in Science

Stella Salvo | Posted 05.31.2015 | Women
Stella Salvo

I want to thank all the people in my life who have inspired me to pursue a career in science, and try to inspire other young women who might be interested in science. That is why I'm sharing my personal story, to pay it forward.

U.S. Leadership on Global Food and Nutrition Security: We are Making Serious Progress

Katie Lee | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
Katie Lee

By sharing U.S. expertise in agriculture development and developing legislation to codify the government's flagship initiative Feed the Future into law, families and farmers worldwide can set the foundation to build more independent, prosperous lives.

Tackling Climate Change -- For Our Kids

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Jim Yong Kim

The world needs to put the brakes on climate change. But any plan to tackle climate change can't sacrifice economic growth if we hope to end extreme poverty, reduce inequality, and ensure that poor people gain access to energy. We need to decouple growth from carbon emissions. Here are five ways the world can shift to a low-carbon growth path.

From Food Security to Regional Security: How Community Resilience Can Prevent Conflict in Africa

Darius Mans | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Darius Mans

All told, the project reached approximately 180,000 people across two regions of the country. With this rising tide, and with new knowledge and skills to keep growing, communities can start distancing themselves from severe poverty and scarcity.

Reduce and Research, the Key to Food Security and Nutrition

Robynne Anderson | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Robynne Anderson

Reductions in post-harvest losses will require large public and private investments in infrastructure and should be complemented with agriculture R&D that is focused on long-term productivity growth and food and nutrition security.

Hopeful Horizons: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Two years ago, The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Since we started, over 50 individuals and families have joined in, each giving $1 or more a day to support the grantees.

Education & Equality: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.03.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Two years ago, The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Since we began, 50 more individuals and families have joined in.

World Catching On to Importance of Blue Economy

Sebastian Troeng | Posted 06.08.2015 | 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 04.06.2015 | 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.