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Armyworms are wreaking havoc in southern Africa. Why it's a big deal

The Conversation Africa | Posted 02.13.2017 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Kenneth Wilson, Lancaster University A combination of native African armyworms and Fall armyworms from the Americas are ravaging staple crops across ...

What ancient African fermentation techniques reveal about probiotics

The Conversation Africa | Posted 06.30.2016 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Paul Mokoena, University of KwaZulu-Natal Humans may not know it, but we are full of lactic acid bacteria. It may sound scary, but these bacteria mak...

A Balancing Act: Food for the Hungry, Fuel for Your Car

Shenggen Fan | Posted 09.02.2016 | Impact
Shenggen Fan

How can we strike a balance in achieving food security and nutrition for the poor (who are often rural farmers in developing countries), while supporting innovation for alternative fuels?

Cooking Art History: Day of the Dead

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 12.20.2014 | Taste
Maite Gomez-Rejon

Don't worry; it's made with chicken.

The Many Journeys of Maíz

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 09.10.2013 | Latino Voices
Eduardo Diaz

Who invented the Frito anyway? Practically every reference source gives C.E. Doolin the credit. What I want to know, however, is who was the "Mexican man" who sold his recipe to Doolin?

A Brit Down on the Farm in Iowa

Professor Sir Gordon Conway | Posted 01.07.2013 | Home
Professor Sir Gordon Conway

It is not a style and form of agriculture suited to the farmers around my village in England, although it might be appropriate, in part, to East Anglia. But it does seem to suit Iowa and it is highly productive and, in many respects, environmentally sustainable.

Uniting To End Hunger On The Olympic Stage

Anja Tranovich | Posted 10.12.2012 | Impact
Anja Tranovich

This blog is part of a series organized by The Huffington Post and the NGO alliance InterAction around the London 2012 Olympics. Each year, the avera...

Ending World Hunger for the Price of a Burger

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephan B. Tanda

While world coffers grew from a mere $1.35 trillion dollars in 1960 to over $60 trillion today, the number of empty stomach reached record levels. Tod...

Charity as a Drop in the Bucket: Day 4

Ken Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ken Wong

There's a statement you'll hear everyday in Malawi. "After all, this is Africa..." is said in response to anything that's slow, late, malfunctioning, isn't rational, isn't sensible, is puzzling, perplexing, or absurd.

Charity as a Drop in the Bucket: Day 1

Ken Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ken Wong

I spend 9 days in Malawi trying to turn maize, witchcraft, and HIV into catalysts of change. Join the Face-to-Face AIDS Project to see our ideas of charity evolve with on-the-ground experiences.

World Humanitarian Day: Life 'On the Ground'

World Vision | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
World Vision

I've met amazing people, who in the midst of disaster themselves, give the little they have. In Pakistan we met a man who took 30 displaced strangers into his house and looked after them until his own finances ran out.