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Food Security

Tackling Food Insecurity Will Take the G20 and the B20 (and the Rest of us Too!)

Perry Yeatman | Posted 08.15.2012 | World
Perry Yeatman

We're suggesting an audacious but achievable goal. Here it is in a nutshell: deliver food and nutrition security for all by increasing food production and productivity by 50 percent by 2030.

RIO+20 and Sustainable Agriculture: How to Feed the World Without Wrecking the Planet?

Bruce Campbell Ph.D. | Posted 06.11.2012 | Green
Bruce Campbell Ph.D.

I interviewed Dr. Frank Rijsberman, the newly appointed CEO of the CGIAR Consortium, to find out how agriculture and the environment are now "best friends."

Rio+20: Getting Global Governance to Work for Hunger and Climate Change

Bruce Campbell Ph.D. | Posted 08.07.2012 | Green
Bruce Campbell Ph.D.

Can Rio+20 turn the corner for global governance for agriculture and food systems? We need to see a strong commitment to Sustainable Development Goals and approaches that integrate knowledge across sectors.

Rio Dialogues Part II: Gaining Perspective

Elischia Fludd | Posted 08.03.2012 | Green
Elischia Fludd

Now in full swing, the Rio Dialogues continue to provide an opportunity for the civil, scientific, public and private communities to take their ideas center stage.

Let the Oceans Help Solve Hunger Crisis

Andrew Sharpless | Posted 07.29.2012 | Green
Andrew Sharpless

What we have here is an opportunity to make a tangible difference in the battle against global hunger while restoring the health and bounty of the world's oceans. What a rare opportunity to benefit both man and ocean all at the same time.

Foreign Aid and Trade: A Balanced Approach to Promote Greater Food Security

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 07.28.2012 | World
Eva M. Clayton

This G8 summit was, yet again, a missed opportunity for international leaders to make a real commitment to long-term food security and support for African and developing world farmers.

Urban Gleaners: Reducing Food Waste to Reduce Hunger (Video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 07.24.2012 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

A simple idea that came out of hearing a story on the radio. For Tracy Oseran, it was something she had to do: help find and distribute food that would otherwise be thrown out.

A New Commitment To Food Security From G8, But Empty Promises Remain

Tom Arnold | Posted 07.24.2012 | Impact
Tom Arnold

Among so many world leaders and high-level representatives from civil society and academia, I felt a sense of critical mass beginning to form in the fight to end global hunger.

A New Alliance for the Future

Rep. Karen Bass | Posted 07.24.2012 | Impact
Rep. Karen Bass

President Obama's New Alliance announcement is an acknowledgment that the global community is capable of achieving an enormous impact even in an economic environment where many nations are being forced to retreat from their promises.

The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition: Nothing New About Ignoring Africa's Farmers

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 07.23.2012 | World
Eric Holt Gimenez

Neither governments nor global corporations bothered to consult with those who have the biggest stake in rebuilding agriculture in Africa: the farmers.

Dear G8: Be Bold And Inclusive In Tackling Hunger

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 07.19.2012 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

As an amateur climber for 20 years, I learned that to scale daunting cliffs and ice, two core attributes are required -- courage and teamwork. You probably feel like you have been climbing your own mountain after two days of G8 talks at Camp David

Food Security: A Ripe Opportunity For The G8

Bruce Campbell Ph.D. | Posted 07.18.2012 | Impact
Bruce Campbell Ph.D.

Not only that we must redouble our efforts to increase our overall food production, but that we must do this with a smaller impact on the climate while promoting sustainable diets and uncovering new methods for efficient distribution and waste prevention.

Obama To Pledge $3 Billion In Private Funding To Fight Hunger In Africa

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 07.18.2012 | Impact

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday said the United States has a "moral imperative" to lead the fight against hunger and malnutrition ...

To Fight Hunger, Inspire Youth

Paul Schickler | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact
Paul Schickler

There will be a significant audience missing from the G8 Summit symposium on food insecurity -- the people who are going to be responsible for feeding those additional two billion in 2050.

We Need To Work Harder To Save 2.6 Million Children A Year From Nutrition-Related Deaths

Carole Presern | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact
Carole Presern

We hope G8 leaders commit to action and investment to improve nutrition for mothers and children during the critical 1,000 days from pregnancy to age 2, when nutrition can have a lifelong impact on a child's future in terms of both health and development.

Imperiling People, Posterity, and the Planet

Robert Walker | Posted 05.16.2012 | Green
Robert Walker

John Beddington, the U.K.'s chief science adviser, three years ago gave a speech in which he warned that population growth, climate change, and the world's rising demand for food, energy, and water constituted a "perfect storm" that could destabilize the world by 2030, or sooner.

Too Much at Stake: The G8's Responsibility to Tackle Child Hunger

Tom Arnold | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Tom Arnold

The fight against hunger, especially child hunger, is at a critical crossroads. We have never had as much knowledge, evidence, political will and grassroots engagement as we do today to make malnutrition history.

Will The G8 Be A Historic Success Or Just Another Meeting?

Neil Watkins | Posted 07.11.2012 | Impact
Neil Watkins

There is no lack of motivation to address global hunger at this summit, but it is how they are going about it that is causing concern.

A Mother's Toughest Question: How Will I Feed My Children?

Lane Hartill | Posted 07.11.2012 | Impact
Lane Hartill

President Obama, to borrow Dr. Martin Luther King's phrase, we are in the "fierce urgency of now." The G8 needs to find the political will to end malnutrition. Pledge to save 15 million children from chronic malnourishment. Don't just say it; do it.

Put Nutrition And Hunger On G8 Table At Camp David

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

The G8 summit is expected to produce a new "food security initiative" which is likely to have a strong focus on the private sector's contribution to increasing food production and, we fear, not enough on nutrition.

When Scientists Speak, Who Listens?

Robert Walker | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Robert Walker

If scientists get any media attention it's only because the science-deniers are ridiculing them. We live in the Era of Willful Ignorance. It is not only acceptable; it is fashionable to throw scientific caution to the wind.

Feeding the World Through Smarter Agriculture

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.30.2012 | Impact
Mark Tercek

How can we meet the world's increasing demands for food, water and energy without degrading the natural systems we depend on for survival?

Sizzling Spring Temperatures Disrupt Plants, Destroys Food

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Nature is vividly showing us the unintended consequences of what spewing 82 million metric tons of greenhouse gases daily into our atmosphere: Climate disruption.

Living on Planet Duggar

Robert Walker | Posted 05.30.2012 | Green
Robert Walker

Let's hope that Michelle Duggar knows vastly more about population and resources than all those scientists at "Planet under Pressure," a conference aimed at finding solutions to climate change and the challenge of feeding another 2.3 billion people by 2050.

The Gravity of World Hunger Stats

Jesse Seaver | Posted 05.23.2012 | Impact
Jesse Seaver

The hunger issue is one of the largest problems humanity is facing right now. Last week I wrote about how close to home the hunger issue is for all of...