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World Food Day 2012

Chewing On The Future of Food

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Our cultural attitudes about the use of our feet and our forks are ill-advised, but not crazy; they always made sense before. For most of human history, calories were relatively scarce and physical activity was unavoidable. Our prevailing inclinations are well-suited to that scenario.

This Young Girl From Slums Of Africa Inspired Donation Of 50,000 Meals

Justin Smith | Posted 12.19.2012 | Impact
Justin Smith

ROME—A young girl from one of the biggest slums in Africa inspired supporters to raise more than 50,000 school meals during a World Food Day cam...

Setting the Table for the End of Hunger

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

Instead of putting grain on barges and shipping them across the world, what if we could work with local farmers and buy fresh food in local markets and rush it into famine areas? It's about fixing broken policies, and also about things you and I can do.

Instagram Your Meal To Raise Awareness For World Food Day!

Posted 10.16.2012 | Impact

As we raise awareness and mobilize for the nearly 900 million hungry people worldwide on World Food Day, one organization wants to make a difference w...

Facing the Facts on World Food Day: Scarcity Isn't the Problem

Nan Dale | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Nan Dale

It's a good thing you're reading this piece electronically, because if you had a hard copy chances are it'd now be accessorized by a coffee ring and crumbs from your breakfast. You might take a moment to feel extra appreciative of that spoonful of cereal as today is World Food Day.

World Food Day: Top Chef's Hugh Acheson, a Girl Named Molly... and You

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

You don't have to be a scientist, farmer, or charity CEO to make a difference in food security, sustainability and hunger reduction. Below are three examples of ways you can make a difference on October 16, World Food Day.

Food for Thought

Brett Hahn | Posted 10.16.2012 | Teen
Brett Hahn

When asked, "What is the single most important thing that your parents have ever done for you?" there might be a lot of answers that come to mind. But the answer to this question lies within the first 1,000 days of our existence.

World Food Day 2012: Heifer International's Cooperatives Will Help Feed the World

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

Today Heifer International joins the FAO and others in observance of World Food Day. This year, the theme "Agricultural Cooperatives -- key to feeding the world" highlights the efforts of smallholder farmers who have united to end hunger.