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World Food Day

5 Reasons to Pay Attention to the Global Food Security Act

Katie Lee | Posted 10.20.2015 | 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 10.19.2015 | 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 10.19.2015 | 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 | World

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 10.15.2015 | 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 10.15.2015 | 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 | World
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.

Progress on World Food Day: Food Security Legislation Moves Forward

Katie Lee | Posted 12.15.2014 | Impact
Katie Lee

Thursday, October 16, is World Food Day -- an important occasion to reflect on the significant progress that has been made over the past decade toward fighting global hunger and malnutrition. The job, however, is far from done.

Without Its Farmers, South Sudan Remains Perilously Close to Famine

CARE | Posted 12.14.2014 | Impact

World Food Day is an important date for farming communities across the globe -- but not in South Sudan. Without its farmers, markets and transport infrastructure, this country remains perilously close to famine.

Dignity in Nutrition: World Food Day

Marion Roche | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Marion Roche

As a global public health nutrition professional, an important day on my agenda is World Food Day, as it provides me an opportunity to rally my friends, colleagues and nutrition advocates to reflect on what a world free from hunger and malnutrition would look like.

Obesity and Malnutrition in the Global South: Five Working Solutions

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Challenges to urban food security in the Global South are varied, as are the solutions: national campaigns, school lunch programs, plugging food gaps, urban agriculture, food donations, public-private partnerships.

To Feed and Protect the World, Rein In Corporate Ag

Andrea Brower | Posted 02.01.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

Food production and distribution are not inherently destructive. Agriculture can also be a major source of carbon sequestration and a builder of biodiversity and ecological resilience. But moving in the direction of a sustainable and equitable food system requires reining in the power of transnational corporate agribusiness.

This Food Day, Feast on FEEST

Anna Lappé | Posted 10.24.2013 | Green
Anna Lappé

In three years, the day has become a showcase of the diversity, creativity, and effectiveness of the movement working to transform what we eat, how we grow it, and who has access to it.

A World Food Day for All World Views

Mark Moore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mark Moore

While it fails to make most of our calendars, every October the world selects a day to recognize the importance of food, and they call it World Food Day. This year's is today, and it comes in the midst of a political climate where we seem to agree on less than ever.

How to Change The Way The World is Fed?

Lisa Dreier | Posted 12.16.2013 | Impact
Lisa Dreier

This year's World Food Day calls for "Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition." Our challenge is to devise new approaches to produce more food for a growing population, while using fewer resources and providing better livelihoods for those who need them.