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Wampanoags and Peanut Farmers

Mark Moore | Posted 01.23.2012 | Impact
Mark Moore

This year's Thanksgiving celebration will take place as millions of children face starvation in the Horn of Africa and in developing nations around the world. And I am wondering if we will be as generous as the Wampanoags.

Women Own 1% of the World's Property -- Occupy That

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.04.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

How much poorer do we want women to get in the world? It's really hard to imagine. Despite the successes of feminists during the past century, even in the U.S. we have a persistent and growing feminization of poverty.

In the Famine Zone, Preventing History From Repeating Itself

Margaret Aguirre | Posted 11.09.2011 | Impact
Margaret Aguirre

I was in Ethiopia during the "global food crisis" in 2008, and witnessed a tremendous amount of starvation, pain and suffering. And yet, that crisis was not nearly as severe as what's happening today.

A "Hidden Emergency" in Plain Sight: Nairobi's Slums in Freefall

Elizabeth Wright | Posted 10.16.2011 | Impact
Elizabeth Wright

In Kenya's capital city of Nairobi, two-thirds of the population live far below the poverty line in sprawling urban slums. Hunger is an everyday reality here.

Statistical Numbing: Why Millions Can Die, and We Don't Care

David Ropeik | Posted 10.15.2011 | World
David Ropeik

The profound and sobering truth is that our perceptions are an inextricable blend of reason and subjective emotion. One death will always move us more than one million.

Famine's Legacies

Gerry Kearns | Posted 01.14.2012 | UK
Gerry Kearns

David Nally's insightful post on historical famine studies alerts us to the need to see immediate crises in the context of longer-term causes (see als...

Overcoming Hunger: Together We Can Empower Change

Djimon Hounsou | Posted 08.21.2011 | World
Djimon Hounsou

In a world that already produces more than enough food for everyone, almost a billion people, one in seven of us, go to bed hungry every night. Meanwhile, up to half of all food the world produces goes to waste.

As Food Prices Rise, Many Go Hungry

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

"Global food prices continue to rise," begins a recent report by the World Bank. Between October 2010 and January 2011, the Bank's food price index i...

Lent: Hungering For Spirit

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

Over time and through tribulation, people have learned to eat their hunger -- to exploit a period of foodlessness for the invaluable experience it can offer.

Let's Nix the 'Black Swan' Diet

Adia Colar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adia Colar

The media should in no way promote this unhealthy diet, even in moderation, because it is founded on an unhealthy lifestyle that centers around unhealthy behaviors.

The Second Foot Falls on the Aquarium Trade in Maui County

Robert Wintner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Wintner

Maui County Council again challenged the largest wildlife exporter in Hawaii Friday, with a new law requiring humane treatment of reef fish captured for the aquarium trade.

Food Costs Highest Since 1990: U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization Report (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Up for the sixth month in a row and fueled by surging sugar prices and rises in cereals and oils, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Food...

World's Starving Nations: 2010 Global Hunger Index (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Though conditions have improved considerably in some, many nations in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa maintain alarming -- and, in some cases, extremely a...

Putting Food First

Princess Haya Al Hussein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Princess Haya Al Hussein

What is missing in international development is that, except for the occasional rhetorical flourish, most politicians remain out of touch, uncomprehending of life for those living at the brink of starvation.

To Feed the World, Think Locally -- and Act Locally

James C. Borel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James C. Borel

By investing in local agriculture, we can help close the twin gaps in food productivity and between the geographies of production and consumption. By doing so, there will be economic opportunities.

Let's Fight Hunger Together

Margaret McKenna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Margaret McKenna

The most recent food security report from the USDA depicts hunger as a challenge so significant that it can only be solved if government, corporations and community organizations work together.

Never an Empty Bowl: Averting a Food Crisis in Asia

M.S. Swaminathan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
M.S. Swaminathan

The number of people suffering from chronic hunger reached a record one billion globally in 2009, and Asia accounts for nearly two-thirds of the world's hungry.

VIDEO: New, Loving Homes for Previously Neglected Horses

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

One of the great outcomes of The Humane Society of the United States' animal rescue work is the chance to deliver previously traumatized animals into new lives, and to watch their transformation in their new surroundings.

Prahlad Jani, Indian Man, Claims To Have Had No Food Or Drink For 70 Years

Telegraph | Dean Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Indian military scientists are studying an 82-year-old who claims he has not had any food or drink for 70 years....

ReThink Review: DIRT! The Movie -- Love the Earth, Literally

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Earth Day has come and gone, and while many of us took time to think about our planet, we were probably focused on the things that happen on its surfa...

People "Facing Death" in Many of Niger's Villages

Caroline Gluck | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Caroline Gluck

Simiri commune is by no means one of the worst-affected areas of the country which is currently hit by the worsening current food crisis. But even in Simiri, things are dire.

Niger Drought Leaves Millions On The Brink Of Starvation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Severe drought in Niger has left crop yields insufficient to feed the country's population, leaving millions hungry. Sky News reports almost half of N...

Famine in Chad

Mia Farrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mia Farrow

Mao is a sand swept town in the Kanem region in the far west of Chad. It is the most desolate and powerfully beautiful place I have ever seen, and the babies there are dying.

A Humbling Experience in One of Africa's Largest Slums

George McGovern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
George McGovern

I firmly believe that school meals are the most important form of assistance that the United States can give in Kenya and other parts of the world. The children can bring a better future.

30 Hour Famine: Teens Fast For World Vision Campaign

HuffPost | Erin Swan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Teenage students in Roswell, Ga., joined half a million teens nation-wide for 30 hours of fasting, collecting donations and performing community servi...