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Food: America's 21st Century Manifest Destiny?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 08.19.2011 | World
Raymond J. Learsy

Food offers this nation the opportunity not only to reconnect once again with its agricultural roots, but to assume a role of visionary leadership.

Empowering People In Need By Donating Cash, Not Goods

Cormac Staunton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cormac Staunton

There are differences and debates as to the extent to which these should be provided, but most people agree that the best way to provide this assistance is through money, rather than goods.

Remember The People Of Pakistan This Christmas Season

Chris Herlinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Herlinger

At this time of year, our world can seem very far indeed from Pakistan's harsh realities. I had hoped that the news from Pakistan would be, at best, mixed. But the news remains tough and largely discomforting.

'United Against Hunger': World Food Day 2010 Focuses On Global Partnership

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Each year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates World Food Day. In 2010, the theme is "United Against Hunge...

We Can End Hunger: 10 Ways to Feed the World

Josette Sheeran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Josette Sheeran

There are 925 million hungry people in the world today. Here are 10 new approaches -- permanent solutions to ensuring all people throughout the world have enough nutritious food.

Another Food Crisis?

Kimberly Ann Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kimberly Ann Elliott

The decision by Russia to respond to scorching heat and wildfires by restricting wheat exports is threatening to trigger a panic similar to what sent food prices soaring in the first half of 2008.

How the World Food Program Can Feed More People More Quickly With Better Risk Management Tools

Vijaya Ramachandran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vijaya Ramachandran

The WFP and its Board should implement a targeted hedging pilot focused on chronically food-vulnerable countries, using a conservative decision making methodology.

Sudan Hunger Crisis: Emaciated Children, Families Struggling To Survive

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AKOBO, Sudan — Three-day-old Odong Obong lay in the hospital bed, his pencil-thin arms almost motionless and his shriveled, gaunt face resemblin...

An Inspiring US-Kenya Partnership to Fight HIV/AIDS

George McGovern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
George McGovern

Foreign and international assistance should not be permanent. Instead, it should be structured to help people move from assistance to being able to depend on themselves. This partnership does that.

1,000 Words About Zambia

Bernard Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard Pollack

After many months of drought the rain seems to be coming at the wrong time, too late to help farmers harvest crops. People were clearly getting nervous as newspapers predicting an entire week of rain.

Are we seeing the end of 'corporate philanthropy'?

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephan B. Tanda

This week's gathering in San Francisco of the 9th Annual Global Philanthropy Forum Conference will bring together the leading voices from the NGO comm...

MTV Tracks 'Hope For Haiti' Now Funds

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The Hope for Haiti Now Telethon proved very successful -- donations raised over $65 million for Haiti earthquake survivors. You may be wondering now though, how are the funds being spent?

Marking a Month In Haiti Relief

Nancy Aossey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Nancy Aossey

It's been a month since one of the modern era's deadliest earthquakes struck Haiti. Much has been accomplished during the past four weeks, but significant challenges remain.

Global Aid Pours into Haiti

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Yasamin Beitollahi

The international outpouring of help displays humanity's better angels -- a global sense of grief and sympathy.

The Rotten Fruits of War

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

Whether it is in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, or even in the U.S., war takes it heaviest toll on the poorest. It is a profound mistake to believe that military force is a solid foundation for peace.

Attack on UN in Islamabad Will Have Serious Ripple Effects

Refugees International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Refugees International

Taliban militants have decided not to bother differentiating between armed forces and UN aid workers. They should remember, however, that they too are bound by international humanitarian law.

Taliban Claim Responsibility For UN Blast In Pakistan; 5 Killed

AP | RAVI NESSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan braced for more militant attacks ahead of an anticipated offensive against a Taliban stronghold, as the insurgents said the...

Women Farmers in the Developing World

Dan Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Silverstein

In Sub-Saharan Africa, 80% of agricultural workers are women. According to the World Bank,They raise 90% of the food, but receive only 10% of credit extended for agricultural loans.

Pakistan: WFP Compound Attacked By Suicide Bomber In Disguise, 5 Killed

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — A suicide bomber who killed five staffers at the U.N. food agency's headquarters in Pakistan on Monday was dressed as a security off...

Media Literacy 101: Of Mothers, Pakistan, Suicide Bombs, and Track II Diplomacy

Susan Moeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Moeller

Too much of what comes back to the US about Pakistan is breaking news of such events as a suicide attack. We Americans project our own fears, our own concerns on them.

Desperate U.N. World Food Program Enters Starving into U.S. Eating Contests

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp


Drew Barrymore, Nutrition, and 25 Cents A Day

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

What is extraordinary about Drew Barrymore's involvement with the World Food Programme is that she has truly earned her title as Ambassador. Her life's mission: to make sure that no child is hungry.