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World Food Day

Food for Thought: What does World Food Day Look Like in 2030?

Alice Cunningham | Posted 10.19.2016 | Green
Alice Cunningham

If you're reading this, it's likely you've heard about the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs. In 2015, nearly 200 world leaders committed to work toward 17 SDGs in a collective effort to end extreme poverty and achieve sustainable growth. In particular, Goal 2 has the laudable benchmark of ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture by 2030.

On Food Day, Are We Asking The Right Question?

Charlie Arnot | Posted 10.17.2016 | Green
Charlie Arnot

Celebrating World Food Day this year is an opportunity to look beyond our own table to examine the critical issues of providing food for every living person on the planet every day of the year. Those in the food system typically tackle this problem by figuring how much more grain can be grown on an acre of soil or how much more food can be processed and preserved in an hour.

The Climate Issue You've Never Heard Of

John Mandyck | Posted 10.18.2016 | Green
John Mandyck

Yesterday, on October 16, we celebrated World Food Day, which reminds us of some hard truths. Although we find many ways to celebrate food throughout ...

Fighting Vitamin A Deficiency With a New Kind of Sweet Potato, Radio, and People Power

Kevin Perkins | Posted 10.18.2016 | Impact
Kevin Perkins

Co-author: Sheila Huggins-Rao Sometimes a small change can make a big difference. Across sub-Saharan Africa, a new kind of sweet potato is helping ...

Surprise! Livestock Helps Farmers Become Resilient to Climate Change

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 10.15.2016 | Green
Pierre Ferrari

Sunday, October 16 is World Food Day, and this year's theme is "Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too." The relationship between agriculture and the environment is the crux of much of Heifer International's work in the field.

World Food Day and the Challenge to Solve World Hunger and Protect the Planet

John Bryant | Posted 10.14.2016 | Impact
John Bryant

This World Food Day, Oct. 16, we stand at a crossroads to address global food security. There is heightened awareness that the climate is changing, an...

A Breakthrough Year for Biofortification

Howarth Bouis | Posted 10.14.2016 | Impact
Howarth Bouis

It is never an easy decision for farmers to adopt new agricultural technologies, such as a new crop variety. A season of lost or underperforming harve...

An Open Letter to the Presidential Candidates for World Food Day

Gary Edmonds | Posted 10.17.2016 | Politics
Gary Edmonds

Dear United States Presidential Candidates, I want to thank you and commend you for your willingness to campaign for the highest office in the free w...

5 Reasons to Pay Attention to the Global Food Security Act

Katie Lee | Posted 10.18.2016 | Impact
Katie Lee

As we celebrated World Food Day on October 16, it's important to remember that globally, nearly 800 million people are still hungry. Yet here in the United States, there is an opportunity for Congress to act in the fight against global hunger, malnutrition, and extreme poverty.

Why #WorldFoodDay Deserves a Few Minutes of Your Day Today

James Calder | Posted 10.16.2016 | Impact
James Calder

Food is a very interesting topic to explore. I have been focused on wound care every single day for the past eight years. In wound healing, our hospital partners across the country are treating patients dealing with type 2 diabetes and obesity.

How Can Effective Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships Help Us Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and End All Forms of Malnutrition by 2030?

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 10.16.2016 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

People are at the heart of the new Global Goals. And if we are to achieve them, we must work together and where relevant use multi-stakeholder partnerships to engage, negotiate and deliver results with the communities suffering most from malnutrition.

On World Food Day, Look At Amazing Photos Of Soil Around The World

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.16.2015 | Home

Friday Oct. 16 is World Food Day, a moment for people around the world to come together and reaffirm their commitment to eradicating global food insec...

10 Principles for a Better Food Future

Alessandro Demaio | Posted 10.15.2016 | Impact
Alessandro Demaio

In time for World Food Day today, the Norwegian-based multi-stakeholder initiative EAT has launched a new publication on the future of food. Entitled ...

How the Green Climate Fund Can Help Us Realize Global Goal 2 and End Hunger

Mark Suzman | Posted 10.15.2016 | Impact
Mark Suzman

As weather becomes more unpredictable, farmers will suffer from either too much rain or not enough, and their harvests will be threatened by pests who thrive in higher temperatures.

What Is Cooking: My Stroll With Britain's Youngest Head Chef

Ebenezar Wikina | Posted 12.20.2014 | Taste
Ebenezar Wikina

I get the rare privilege of reporting from a world class kitchen or restaurant once every year, thanks to World Food Day. This year, I'm at Luke's Din...

The Hunger Language

Hannah Laufer-Rottman | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Hannah Laufer-Rottman

A parent who doesn't feed his/her hungry child is judged harshly -- and children come to understand that being fed regularly is their birth right, their entitlement. This is not the case for those living in poverty and with food insecurity.

We Can End Hunger in This Lifetime

Lisa Dreier | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Lisa Dreier

As World Food Day focuses attention on global hunger, we find ourselves at a crossroads of opportunity and risk.

World Food Program Was Forced To Cut Aid To 1 Million People.. Just In Time For World Food Day

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.16.2014 | Impact

Thursday marks World Food Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about global hunger issues. There are an estimated 805 million hungry people in th...

Filmmaker Challenges Society To End World Hunger In Latest Documentary

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.17.2014 | Impact

Every 3.6 seconds, someone dies of starvation, according to UNICEF. But with the resources and technology currently available, it doesn't have to be t...

My Office Is in the Middle of a Desert

Tracy Hoover | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

Today is World Food Day, a United Nations-sponsored day of awareness and action focused on making sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

A Call to Arms: In Defense of Our Food

Pete Russell | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Pete Russell

This is a call to arms to all who agree that it's time to rebuild our food system from the ground up as the dawn breaks on this exciting new era of connected and conscious consumerism.

Planting the Seeds for Greater African Harvests

Ramadhani Abdallah Noor | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Ramadhani Abdallah Noor

Africa does have the potential to feed the world. But to do so, we need both increase productivity and improve basic nutrition and health.

World Food Day: Let's Not Leave Smallholder Farmers Poor

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Pierre Ferrari

Being a smallholder farmer shouldn't mean producing the world's food while continuing to live in poverty, even if it's not "extreme" poverty.

The Wealth of the Land and the Power of the People

Willie Nelson | Posted 12.16.2014 | Home
Willie Nelson

We need to redefine wealth as the ability to make a decent living from the land and sustain it for the next generation. To grow crops for food and fuel while simultaneously enriching the soil upon which future crops depend. To support a family and a community.

Feeding the World with Love

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

We need to stop looking at the Earth as a fearful foe that can only be tamed with science, domination, and chemicals. We also need to stop looking at our hunger as something that can be satisfied with anything edible, rather than real, wholesome organic food.