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Food Security

Championing the Development Aspirations of Island States

Jose Graziano da Silva | Posted 08.29.2014 | World
Jose Graziano da Silva

Small Island Developing States share many similar social, economic and environmental challenges, including relatively small populations, limited land resources, vulnerability to natural disasters and external shocks, as well as high food import bills and an excessive dependence on foreign trade.

Hunter Stuart

The Percentage Of Americans Who Can't Afford Food Hasn't Budged Since The Recession Peaked

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business

On a recent night last week, dinner for Jill Taormina and her family was Totino’s Pizza Rolls with a side of canned pears. There was no other food o...

Let's Use Organic and GMOs to Feed the World

Dr. Robert T. Fraley | Posted 08.13.2014 | Food
Dr. Robert T. Fraley

To what extent we actually will use GMOs is an open question, but many who have studied the issue agree that GMOs can help produce enough food to feed 9 billion people on our existing agricultural footprint. And we know that GMOs offer answers to some of the problems raised by global climate change.

We Can Reverse Climate Change By The Way We Grow Food

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Beyond "stemming" the effects of climate change on agriculture however, the way we produce food has the potential to substantially address and even reverse many of the root causes driving climate change.

How To Feed More People Without Wrecking The Environment

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 07.17.2014 | Green

By some assessments, the human population will require twice as much food in 2050 as we do now. Some have estimated that an area the size of South Af...

Food Security Is National Security

Toni Verstandig | Posted 08.29.2014 | World
Toni Verstandig

As we consider this new architecture we need to run, not walk, as we are all mindful of the stunning impact that climate change is having on meeting and feeding the next nine billion. We must engage, not embrace the globalization of indifference.

Preparing for Climate Change: The Overview

Richard Ha | Posted 08.23.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

Food security has to do with farmers farming. If the farmers make money, the farmers will farm!

Landscaping for Heaven or Hell on Earth

Lisa Novick | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green
Lisa Novick

It is time to recognize the wrongdoing at the heart of ornamental non-native landscaping and to make amends. It is time for people to extend the love and respect they show for one another to the land that surrounds their homes and places of worship.

A Window of Opportunity in South Sudan

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

The new nation of South Sudan is at a crossroads, and we cannot miss this significant, yet potentially fleeting, moment to restore and stabilize this fragile nation. The window of opportunity is quickly closing.

Snacks and Storms: Standing on the Sidelines

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

As has been proven over and over again, when enough people come together and urge companies to change how they do business, they listen.

Michigan Fails Food Growers

Nancy Kotting | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green
Nancy Kotting

At the local level, many communities are quickly recognizing the overwhelming desire of the general public to regain control of their food sources out of the desire to live healthy and sustainable lives.

Hunter Stuart

49 Million Americans Go Hungry, Despite So-Called Recovery

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business

Dan Ryan and his wife make a combined $2,700 a month, but that's still not enough to feed them and their three children. After the rent -- $1,200...

To Deal With Climate Change, We Need Agricultural Innovation -- Now

Dr. Robert T. Fraley | Posted 07.06.2014 | Food
Dr. Robert T. Fraley

By adopting smart new innovations and other helpful agricultural strategies, and by working to limit greenhouse gas emissions before they climb much higher, we can pave the way for a century where more people can enjoy safe, nutritious, affordable food than they ever have before.

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.

Why I'm Going to Live Below the Line

Marion Roche | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Marion Roche

Going into these next five days, I'm not under any delusion that what I'm about to do will in any way mirror what a woman living in extreme poverty has to endure. I can also spend the next five days thinking about foods I will be able to eat again.

Ocean Action: A Different Kind of Tipping Point

Ove Hoegh-Guldberg | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

The biophysical tipping points could be disastrous, but I am optimistic that we are at the verge of another tipping point, one where the global community commits to take action now.

Agriculture at Top of Global Agenda

Robynne Anderson | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Robynne Anderson

These discussions should shape global development work until 2030 as the replacement for the current Millennium Development Goals.

Gerindra Pledge to Rural Indonesia: You Won't Be Left Behind

Hashim Djojohadikusumo | Posted 06.07.2014 | World
Hashim Djojohadikusumo

As Indonesians head to the polls on April 9 for our legislative elections, we must not forget the importance of choosing leaders who will work tirelessly for all citizens - not just those in our major urban areas.

Global Food Security Threatened By Warming World, IPCC Warns

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Global warming makes feeding the world harder and more expensive, a United Nations scientific panel said. A warmer world wil...

Global Means Urban and Rural

Kanayo F. Nwanze | Posted 05.26.2014 | Impact
Kanayo F. Nwanze

When President Obama and Pope Francis discuss how to help those who have thus far not benefited from global economic expansion, I hope they will first look at where those people are. The gap between rich and poor is primarily a gap between urban and rural.

Global Food System 'Woefully Unprepared' For Climate Change, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Brianna Elliott | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green

Coffee, almonds and apples are just a few foods whose continued production is under threat due to climate change. But the implications of a changing c...

Food Waste -- a Bigger Problem Than You Thought

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact
Jim Yong Kim

food Here's a shameful statistic: Up to a third of the world's food is wasted. In the developing world, that's 400 to 500 calories per person per day. But in the developed world, it's as much as 1,500 calories per person.

Warming Up to Future Drivers of Terrorism: Climate Change and its Impact on Militant Extremism

Jacob Glass | Posted 05.04.2014 | World
Jacob Glass

Changing environments exacerbate the social and economic conditions that provoke violence and provide fertile ground for militant recruitment. Appreciation of this nexus can help forestall a potential wave of climate-fueled terror.

Africa's Mega Micro Hedgers: Why We Have a Lot to Learn From Smallholder Farmers

Liz Wilson | Posted 04.19.2014 | Impact
Liz Wilson

We all know that life does not always turn out like you think it will. The concept of reducing the risk of an investment by making an offsetting investment is well understood. But what if your whole way of life was intensely vulnerable?

Sea Sickness

Peter Neill | Posted 04.19.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Every human need for the future -- fresh water, food, energy, medicine, security, and psychological renewal -- is dependent on a healthy, sustainable world ocean. The ocean is our cure. Why would we destroy it?