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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.

What Would Norm Say?

Kenneth M. Quinn | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Kenneth M. Quinn

Given the decade-long relationship I had with him in building the World Food Prize, I am sometimes asked about what the late Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Norman E. Borlaug might say about a particular topic.

How Hawkish Are Americans?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 11.24.2012 | World
Lawrence Wittner

Americans favor a less militarized U.S. government approach to world affairs than currently exists. Perhaps the time has come for politicians to catch up with them!

To Fight Hunger, Inspire Youth

Paul Schickler | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact
Paul Schickler

There will be a significant audience missing from the G8 Summit symposium on food insecurity -- the people who are going to be responsible for feeding those additional two billion in 2050.

Wealthy Patriots Wage Class War

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 02.11.2012 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

A strange thing happened in Chicago. An audience of well-heeled professionals, a mixture of Democrats and Republicans, packed a room to hear Robert Shiller give a presentation on the housing market. At the end of the presentation, there was a bi-partisan revolt.

The Future of Funding: Development Aid as an Investment

Dan Silverstein | Posted 08.14.2011 | Business
Dan Silverstein

There is an intriguing dynamic developing in our nation's capital among the three major influences that could end up changing the future of Ameri...

Playing for Keeps: Students Who Rock Hunger

Dan Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Silverstein

Last week, as Midnight Madness showcased college basketball players with visions of massive wealth and self-indulgence written all over their face...

Do We Need More religion In Foreign Policy?

Washington Post, 'On Faith' | Susan Jacoby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

I have rarely read a document filled with more destructive premises and recommendations than the Chicago Council on Global Affairs' 99-page report to ...

Religious Communities Must Be Engaged in Foreign Policy

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Religion is the solution to conflict. For decades, the United States has shied away from using religious arguments and engaging religious groups to further American diplomatic objectives.

Michigan Mach II: Interesting Asian Carp Info for the Supreme Court

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The carp are a symptom of a larger problem: aging, dated infrastructure that no longer does what it was intended to do very well.

Criminally Negligent Homicide: The Legacy of Wealthy Nations That Allows Millions to Die

Dan Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Silverstein

Two award-winning reporters have collaborated on a new book entitledEnough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty. It is a page turner. Unless you simply don't give a damn, this is a must read.

Growing Businesses in African Soil

Dan Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Silverstein

It's in our own self-interest to jump start agricultural development with the goal of creating markets for ourselves.

Chicago Places 8th In Global Cities Ranking

Crain's Chicago Business | Lorene Yue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's size and the diversity of its immigrant population, as well as its ability to attract international students, helped place it among the top ...