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Food Security

Arise Honors Earth's Female Caretakers

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.12.2012 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Arise is both a documentary and an ethnographic study of women from around the world who share a profound intellectual and spiritual understanding of what it takes to live in harmony with the environment.

How Saving the Oceans Can Feed the World

Ted Danson | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green
Ted Danson

By restoring and strengthening natural marine systems, we can help feed people far into the future. It's a win/win situation. We simply need to put in place smart, low-cost, science-based policies on national levels that protect wild fish.

Farmers Are Ready to Do Their Part on Climate Change

Kanayo F. Nwanze | Posted 04.16.2012 | Home
Kanayo F. Nwanze

The challenge of growing more food can be met only if sustainability is the foundation of approaches to food security and poverty reduction in every country and every community.

Smart Resource Management: Good for Nature, People and Business

Mark Tercek | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business
Mark Tercek

Rising incomes, of course, are a good thing. But a rapidly growing and more affluent population are straining the natural systems on which natural diversity, human health and prosperity depend.

Give a Wo(man) a Fish... Or a Farm... Or Both

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 03.24.2012 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

As it was explained to us, there are three root causes that lay at the core of malnutrition in the area: a lack of jobs, a lack of education, and lastly, environmental degradation.

Is Japan's Success of Myth?

David Wagner | Posted 03.10.2012 | World
David Wagner

Japan's success is no myth. A nation with virtually no natural resources (other than its people) has done remarkably well as an economic powerhouse.

Americans Demonstrate Changed Attitudes Towards Poverty Since the 2008 Economic Crisis

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

The silver lining of the 2008 crisis might be that more Americans start seeing poverty for what it is: not something anyone "deserves."

Beyond Denial: The Next Frontier in Climate Change

Peter B. DeMenocal | Posted 02.06.2012 | Green
Peter B. DeMenocal

It's time to shift the discussion to what people hold dearest, for these are the things in play in the coming decades. We evidently agree now that global warming is real. Now, it's time to move on and discuss what's really at stake.

Too Fat to Fight

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Linda Novick O'Keefe

If three-quarters of Americans aged 17-24 can't enter the military because they are ineligible, doesn't that make childhood obesity a national security issue?

Africa's Food Security: Why Durban Climate Change Conference Is Important

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 02.05.2012 | World
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

The food security-climate change linkage for Africa hopefully will be heavily on the table in Durban as these symbiotic impact indicators need to be addressed together.

Feeding an Ever-growing Population

Cary Fowler | Posted 02.01.2012 | Impact
Cary Fowler

Mankind reached its first billion just as the 19th century got underway. That feat of fecundity required eons. It took us just 12 years, however, to tack on the last billion. We're definitely on a roll.

Finding More Purpose in Food

Cathy Erway | Posted 02.01.2012 | Home
Cathy Erway

When is a soup not a soup, in my humble opinion? I would say when it's made with dehydrated crystals of vegetable, meat, and monosodium glutamate, in a packet or bouillon cube.

Advocacy on FEEEDS/FE3DS®: Key Global Human and Development Issues

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 01.29.2012 | Impact
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

There are several key issues of our day that require constant advocacy and dialogue to ensure that we as a global community are doing our utmost to make the world a better place for the next generations.

Hunger Among Latinos Soaring This Thanksgiving

Andrea Morocoima | Posted 11.22.2011 | Latino Voices

By Andrea Morocoima NORTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. -- In the days before Thanksgiving, a holiday first celebrated by immigrants, Maria Castillo took a mome...

Linking Local And Global Food Security

Andrea Platt Dwyer | Posted 01.22.2012 | Home
Andrea Platt Dwyer

As a cherished American holiday and anchor to the harvest season, Thanksgiving reminds us all that food not only nourishes our bodies, but it also brings people and communities together in the spirit of sharing and helping those less fortunate.

Thanksgiving 2011: Earth Calling... SOS

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

Mr. President, the economy is a wholly owned subsidiary of the environment: if the environment is too warm or toxic for life -- there is NO economy.

No Turkey for Thanksgiving This year?

Marie Clarke Brill | Posted 01.18.2012 | Green
Marie Clarke Brill

In these hard economic times, the combination of unemployment and high food prices means many American families are struggling to put food on the table.

Food for Thought

Bill_Corcoran | Posted 01.16.2012 | World
Bill_Corcoran

We need to remember that in many communities around the world, putting food on the dinner table is a major challenge.

Global Food Security: An Uphill Battle That Must Be Won

Sam Sasan Shoamanesh | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Sam Sasan Shoamanesh

This past Thursday, on the 10th of November 2011, former U.N. Secretary-General, Kofi Annan delivered a speech at Stanford University on the occasion ...

Tons of Unrecognizable Honey

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 01.15.2012 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Some excellent investigative research last week uncovered some startling facts: In excess of three quarters of the honey sold in U.S. grocery stores i...

Americans Increasingly Unable To Put Food On The Table

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.10.2012 | Business

The country might be in a recovery, but it surely doesn't feel that way to the large number of American households struggling to put food on the table...

Two Females Farming the Future

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 01.08.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

To America's lasting shame, aching hunger lives down the street because our national "war on poverty" is long-since abandoned.

When 200,000 Tons Of Rice Went Missing

NPR.org | By Dan Charles and Jordan Calmes | Posted 01.07.2012 | Home

In 2008, food prices around the world surged and awakened fears -- which continue to this day -- that the world could re-live the disastrous food shor...

Six Steps to Food Security in a Seven-Billion World

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 01.05.2012 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

It is a staggering statistic to realize earth's inhabitants have increased two-fold in the past fifty years. I wondered, "How is the earth going to feed all these people?"

...And Food Justice for All: 11 Amazing Vegan Recipes (SLIDESHOW)

Nil Zacharias | Posted 01.03.2012 | Home
Nil Zacharias

2011-11-03-Screenshot20111103at12.05.28PM.jpg We can all make a difference right now, by choosing plant-based foods when we eat. Here are 11 delicious recipes to get you started.