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Food Security

The Youth Climate Vote: A New Force in Electoral Politics

Adam Greenberg | Posted 07.08.2013 | Green
Adam Greenberg

It has become clear that Keystone pipeline is a threat to jobs, health and safety, energy security, food and water security, smart growth, and the climate -- but that's not all it threatens: Now, Keystone XL is becoming toxic for politicians who support it.

Jeremy Grantham Has Bad News and Good News

Robert Walker | Posted 07.07.2013 | Green
Robert Walker

Grantham's greatest concern, though far from his only one, is that the world's farmers may not be able to produce enough food at affordable prices to feed the 9 billion or so people that are projected to inhabit the planet by mid-century or sooner.

Egypt: Too Big, Too Late to Save?

Robert Walker | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
Robert Walker

With the world's attention riveted on war-torn Syria, far too little attention has been focused on Egypt's economic woes and their long-term implications for the region.

Addressing the Water Challenge

Peter Brabeck-Letmathe | Posted 06.25.2013 | World
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

An interview I gave in 2005 in which I discussed the public right to water has been shared widely. My critics say it shows I want to 'privatize' water. I want nothing of the sort. I don't mind being criticized on Facebook or Twitter, because the debate there is helping to spotlight the issue of water scarcity.

Scientists Unite to Share Ag Data and Feed the World

Catherine Woteki | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Catherine Woteki

We will empower farmers and agricultural producers from Uganda to Bangladesh with the knowledge gained by those in other countries so that they can be as fruitful and productive as producers anywhere.

Brazilian Beef, Colombian Coffee, and The Venezuelan Election

AP | JAMES ANDERSON | Posted 04.10.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelans complain that what goes into their Sunday dinner plate comes from abroad: Steak, from Brazil; plantains, the Dominic...

Bill Gates Sees Veggie Burgers in Your Future

Josh Tetrick | Posted 05.29.2013 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

"We need to start thinking about the future of food if we are going to feed 9 billion people in a way that does not destroy our environment." -- Bill ...

Designing a Sustainable Aquaponics System: An Inventor's Touch (video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.15.2013 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Newberg, Oregon - One of the key strengths behind a sustainable aquaponics system--the growing of fish and plants together within a mutually supportin...

Uprooting Racism in the Food System: African Americans Organize

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
Beverly Bell

A shovel overturned can flip so much more than soil, worms, and weeds. Structural racism -- the ways in which social systems and institutions promote and perpetuate the oppression of people of color -- manifests at all points in the food system.

On International Women's Day, Celebrate and Empower the Female Face of Farming

Anette Engelund Friis | Posted 05.08.2013 | World
Anette Engelund Friis

A significant share of rural households in all regions are headed by women and women are engaged in unpaid family work, meaning rural women on average work much longer hours than men.

Waste Less to Feed More

Robert Hormats | Posted 04.16.2013 | Green
Robert Hormats

Enormous quantities of food in many countries are needlessly lost or rendered less nutritious or less palatable due to inefficient processing, spoilage, exposure to heat, devastation by insects and rodents, and other avoidable factors.

WATCH: Are Foods Like Scrapple A Cure For America's Food Insecurity Problem?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 02.12.2013 | Black Voices

On the spectrum of bizarre foods that the Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern has sampled in the more than 100 episodes of his show, scrapple isn't very b...

Coding for Hunger: Not Development as Usual

Maura O'Neill | Posted 03.06.2013 | Technology
Maura O'Neill

Through social media, we can harness crowd-sourced wisdom and rapid diffusion networks to imagine a day in our lifetime where families everywhere can take pride in the accomplishments of their healthy children.

Principles and Practice for Resilience, Food Security and Nutrition

Ertharin Cousin | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business
Ertharin Cousin

Unless we protect the world's poorest people and empower them to adapt to change and build robust, adaptable and more prosperous livelihoods, we face a future where every shock becomes an opportunity for hunger and poverty to thrive.

Buying Bulk Foods: Fill Your Pantry (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 03.05.2013 | Home
Rebecca Gerendasy

Fill Your Pantry, an annual post-harvest event sponsored by Ten Rivers Food Web and Willamette Farm and Food Coalition, seeks to establish a regional ...

Rebuilding Sandy-Afflicted Neighborhoods... With Healthy Food Options

Karen Karp | Posted 02.20.2013 | Home
Karen Karp

As efforts progress to rebuild New York City neighborhoods significantly broken by Hurricane Sandy, we would be wise to address a lingering problem afflicting these and other communities: access to healthy food.

Leaving a Green Legacy Depends on Our Actions Today

John Seager | Posted 02.19.2013 | Green
John Seager

December is an excellent time to ponder the past year - what we've accomplished, and what we didn't quite finish. But frankly, I've always found the future to be way more interesting. The past is done and gone. The future's an open book, just waiting to be written.

Hotter, Dryer -- Greener? Dryland Farming Confronts Climate Change

Bruce Campbell Ph.D. | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Bruce Campbell Ph.D.

Despite practical innovations, progress on getting agriculture into the official climate change negotiations has been excruciatingly slow, much slower than the urgent need to achieve food security.

Information Is Power, But Is it Powerful Enough to Halt Climate Change?

Professor Sir Gordon Conway | Posted 01.31.2013 | Impact
Professor Sir Gordon Conway

In a world where almost one billion people are chronically hungry and the current and future state of food security is beset by challenges such as climate change, knowledge and information are powerful.

Eating Orange Flesh

Professor Sir Gordon Conway | Posted 11.29.2012 | Impact
Professor Sir Gordon Conway

Many research and practice questions remain, but the urgency now is to see more growing and consuming of orange-fleshed sweet potato in Mozambique and the spread of the new varieties to other countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Milling Maize for the Maasai, From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

John Mopel Napais hails from Kenya's Maasai Mara, whose endless savannas are home to a mostly nomadic population.

President Obama, Governor Romney -- 'Call Me, Maybe'

Kenneth M. Quinn | Posted 01.06.2013 | World
Kenneth M. Quinn

I extend this invitation to the next president of the United States and the next president of China to come to Des Moines and, at the World Food Prize on U.N. World Food Day, join in committing your two countries to alleviating hunger in the world.

Remembering George McGovern

Kenneth M. Quinn | Posted 10.24.2012 | Impact
Kenneth M. Quinn

In remembering George McGovern, I am especially envious of those who had known him for many decades. It will always be a signal memory of my life that I had the privilege to present the World Food Prize to Senator McGovern.

Ryan's Riots: Plan Will Starve One in Five Americans and Create Massive Social Unrest

Frederick Kaufman | Posted 12.24.2012 | Home
Frederick Kaufman

Republicans may hail Ryan as an intellectual, but he has not read his history, where the food lesson is clear: Rising food prices in the absence of social support equals social unrest on a massive scale.

Be a Leader, Entrepreneur Whose Livelihood Provides Food for Others

Paul Schickler | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Paul Schickler

Agriculture is a dual solution to economic and food security challenges, and it presents just one outcome: By focusing on agriculture now, we will improve the livelihoods and quality of life of billions of people.