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Food Security

Agriculture at Top of Global Agenda

Robynne Anderson | Posted 04.16.2014 | 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 04.07.2014 | 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 03.31.2014 | 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 03.26.2014 | 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 03.24.2014 | 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 03.04.2014 | 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 02.18.2014 | 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 02.17.2014 | 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?

Big Island Cuts Off Nose, Spites Face

Richard Ha | Posted 04.13.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

According to Hawai'i Rural Development Council surveys, food security is Hawai'i's number one priority. "Difficulties faced by local farmers" is number 3, and "GMO agriculture" is number 5.

Food Security: Transplanting Rural to Urban

Yen To | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Yen To

Food security is an eco-socio-economic issue that strikes at the fundamental human processes we have devised for our own longevity. These examples demonstrate alternative methods of addressing the global issue, locally.

How Things Work: A Disconnect on the Big Island

Richard Ha | Posted 01.08.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

Take a look at this survey of "Hawai'i's Food and Ag Challenges Ranked in Order of Importance." Between October 2012 and December 2013, while the ...

Failing to Address the Complexity of U.S. International Food Aid Policy May Result in Perpetuating World Hunger -- Part II

Hannah Laufer-Rottman | Posted 03.10.2014 | World
Hannah Laufer-Rottman

Part II In the previous post, I discussed planned changes to the U.S. food aid policy. A successful U.S. food aid policy will address several issues,...

5 Ways Outer Space Taught Us About Earth in 2013

Lauren Lyons | Posted 02.28.2014 | Science
Lauren Lyons

Some of the stories that most need telling are not the big-ticket tales of human spaceflight and new exoplanet discoveries. For most people, it's the less flashy things that can mean the most in the lives of people right down here on Earth.

Epic Stop-Motion Short Uses Produce To Spell Out Food Rules

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 12.24.2013 | Green

During the 2008 world food crisis, before our planet had even crossed the seven billion mark, we grew enough food to feed 11 billion people. So why di...

Tougher Tactics Desperately Needed to Win War on GMO Food

Jonathan Greenberg | Posted 02.05.2014 | Green
Jonathan Greenberg

Like millions of parents and activists who oppose genetically modified food, I feel that the stakes are very high in this battle the safety of our world's food supply. If we are to win it, we are going to have to fight tougher. And smarter.

Dropping the F-Bomb: Why "Foodie" Needs to Be Struck From Our Lexicon

Laurel Miller | Posted 01.25.2014 | Food
Laurel Miller

My bordering-on-obsessive hatred of "foodie" is really about the culture it's perpetuating. That said, the word itself is infantile, idiotic, and meaningless, and makes me want to poke my eyes out with a larding needle. Can't people just say they love food?

Hunger: Measuring Progress Amid a Tangle of Contradictions

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Food
Frances Moore Lappe

At least 842 million are suffering severe hunger, lasting longer than a year. Sounds terrible. So how do we untangle the apparent contradictions?

Impact Fund Invests in Aquaculture to Preserve Oceans

David Bank | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
David Bank

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that at current rates of consumption, an additional 23 million tons of seafood will be needed by 2030.

Honoring Innovation in the Quest for Food Security

ZP Heller | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
ZP Heller

According to Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, president of The World Food Prize Foundation, "The greatest challenge that humans face is whether we can sustai...

How Climate-smart Agriculture Is Improving the Lives of Millions Around the World

Bruce Campbell Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bruce Campbell Ph.D.

After four years of fruitless discussions on agriculture, we need global policies that recognize the critical role of agriculture for climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Snap Gap: The Fight For Equal Access To Wholesome Food

Michel Nischan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Michel Nischan

Food equality is a lever we can employ to forever change the face of poverty in the U.S. Imagine the opportunity for every American family to put fresh, nutritious food on the table. Watch as families create deep bonds over good food. Watch children flourish, and become productive citizens.

Climate Change Impacting Food Supply...But Health Care Serves Up Solutions

Health Care Without Harm | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Health Care Without Harm

By Michelle Gottlieb and Lucia Sayre Gottlieb and Sayre co-coordinate the Healthy Food in Health Care Program for Health Care Without Harm. Sayre is ...

The Science Behind Hawaii's GMO Bill 113

Hector Valenzuela | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Hector Valenzuela

A new paradigm of sustainable agroecosystems is required, to meet community food security needs, and to satisfy the growing consumer demand for locally-grown, wholesome, toxic-free, and nutritious fruits and vegetables.

What if doctors could prescribe seeds?

Barry Segal | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Barry Segal

Guest blog post by: Julie Carney and Jessie Cronan of Gardens for Health International When a worried mother in Rwanda brings in her severely malnou...