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United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization

101 Hopeful Food Facts

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) proclaimed 2014 the International Year of Family Farming. There are 500 million smallholder farms worldwide and more than two billion people in the world depend on them for their livelihoods.

JFK, UN World Food Day and Confronting the Single Greatest Challenge in Human History

Kenneth M. Quinn | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Kenneth M. Quinn

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy gave his speech about going to the moon and less than a decade later, America had fulfilled that goal. Two years later, he gave a similar address about ending world hunger, but 50 years later our planet is still struggling with this objective.

Innovation for Hunger Alleviation

Kathy Calvin | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

Last year, President Clinton issued a challenge to university students around the world to create a social enterprise that will address food insecurity in very poor urban areas, which are often marginalized and left out of progress. More than 10,000 students from more than 150 countries answered this call-to-action.

UN World Food Program Faces 'Dire Shortage'

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The UN food agency says it is facing critical funding shortages that have forced it to cut aid deliveries to millions of people facing starvation....

For the Earth, Your Health and Your Pocketbook, Try Meatless Monday

Robert Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Lawrence

With the world about to celebrate Earth Day, here's something everyone can do to help the environment, public health, their own health and their budget: Stop eating meat on Monday.

Half Of All Food And Water Produced Worldwide Goes To Waste

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A report authored by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the Stockholm International Water Institute, and the International Water Ma...