Food is so fundamental to human life that it stirs our passions like few other subjects. For the most part that's a good thing: Humanity needs all the passion we can muster if we're going to solve the problem of feeding 10 billion people just 35 years from now.
Throughout their careers, McGovern and Dole have fought for school lunches for all children, both here in the U.S. and abroad. That is the goal we have to keep seeking.
Eating can take on many different forms, depending on how much attention is paid and where that attention is placed. Through the practice of mindful eating, we strive to avoid these types of autopilot mealtime scenarios by reserving a time to focus only on our food.
Nearly 40 percent of all pregnancies in the world are unwanted or unintended, and preventing them would make a valuable contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Universal free and healthy lunch will eliminate the poverty stigma, helping kids to opt for the school lunch rather than foregoing the meal entirely or eating processed unhealthy snack foods as they do now.
Instead of discussing the horror of someone buying soda pop or a steak with SNAP (food stamps), it would be great to turn the conversation to the things that can't be purchased and think for a minute how we could find a workaround.
The inaugural challenge attracted submissions from 23 states across the nation, as well as the District of Columbia. Three winners were chosen based upon the following criteria: originality and innovation, business model approach, experience of team, potential scalability of business, potential for return on investment, and social impact.
For so many in today's modern societies, it's impossible to imagine what it's like to be hungry -- I mean really hungry -- compounded with neverending pain and suffering. Not being able to feed your own children, like many face in Armenia, is burdening with feelings of great stress and failure.
Think about what we could achieve as a nation by combining the courage of Montana voters with the wisdom behind North Carolina's research and the dogged persistence that led to the record-setting meal increases achieved in Arkansas.
While food distribution is the core of the work we do at Feeding America, many of our food banks also help people address the factors that contribute to their food insecurity.
In the United States it is estimated that 49 million Americans live in food insecure households. In my universe of anti-hunger work, our research shows that 1 in six seniors face the threat of hunger in America.
Research strongly suggests a connection between food insecurity and diet-related disease. The connection makes sense: after all, milk often costs more than soda, and candy less than fruit. People facing hunger are not able to afford the healthy food they need.
We had a fantastic panel with representatives from 1000 Days, No Kid Hungry, and the Bread for the World Institute, who discussed the topic from both a national and international standpoint, and the crucial steps we need to take to address it.
Dr. Borlaug was a advocate of the inextricable connection between agriculture and nutrition. His work taught us that agriculture is a long-term solution to many immediate nutrition problems.
Norman E. Borlaug's labors certainly brought him awards, including a Nobel Peace Prize, a Presidential Medal of Freedom and a Congressional Medal of Honor. Yet what percentage of Americans do you think would recognize his name today?
There comes a point in every humanitarian crisis when the world starts to lament the transformation of tragedies into mere numbers. Every day we are inundated with statistics portraying the direness of situations worldwide.