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Food Security

Americans Increasingly Unable To Put Food On The Table

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.10.2012 | Business

The country might be in a recovery, but it surely doesn't feel that way to the large number of American households struggling to put food on the table...

Two Females Farming the Future

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 01.08.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

To America's lasting shame, aching hunger lives down the street because our national "war on poverty" is long-since abandoned.

When 200,000 Tons Of Rice Went Missing | By Dan Charles and Jordan Calmes | Posted 01.07.2012 | Food

In 2008, food prices around the world surged and awakened fears -- which continue to this day -- that the world could re-live the disastrous food shor...

Six Steps to Food Security in a Seven-Billion World

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 01.05.2012 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

It is a staggering statistic to realize earth's inhabitants have increased two-fold in the past fifty years. I wondered, "How is the earth going to feed all these people?"

...And Food Justice for All: 11 Amazing Vegan Recipes (SLIDESHOW)

Nil Zacharias | Posted 01.03.2012 | Food
Nil Zacharias

2011-11-03-Screenshot20111103at12.05.28PM.jpg We can all make a difference right now, by choosing plant-based foods when we eat. Here are 11 delicious recipes to get you started.

How to Feed 7 Billion and Counting

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

Where others saw Mexican peasant farmers struggling with poor harvests and diseased crops -- not an attractive business opportunity -- Nobel Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug saw not problems, but potential.

NAFTA Is Starving Mexico

Laura Carlsen | Posted 12.31.2011 | World
Laura Carlsen

Corporate control of the food system locked in by NAFTA not only starves people in Mexico. It locks in a profoundly unhealthy food system for the entire region. No one expects the situation to get better by itself.

Food Security: A Different Kind Of Security

Mark Hanlon | Posted 12.19.2011 | Religion
Mark Hanlon

The good -- but frustrating -- news is that the world produces enough food to feed everyone. Food security is achievable, but it isn't automatic.

All for One Aim: Multi-pronged Approach to Fight Hunger

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 12.16.2011 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

India is in the process of enacting a food security act to provide food for nearly 70 percent of the population, specifically targeting the poor, who are often not counted in state surveys and who are denied many benefits.

Hunger Costs The Country $167 Billion Every Year: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.06.2011 | Business

While the wealthiest people in the U.S. continue to pull further and further ahead of the rest of society, the Great Recession has left millions out o...

Recession Put Middle-Aged Americans At Greater Risk For Hunger: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

If further proof were needed of the far-reaching harm caused by the Great Recession, it would seem to have arrived in the form of a study from the Uni...

Worldwatch Report Focuses on China's Green Future

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 10.19.2011 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

China's environmental problems remain a cause for global concern, as climate change continues to reduce agricultural production and create instability in world food prices.

World Humanitarian Day: Celebrating International And Local Groups Working Together

Elizabeth Wright | Posted 10.19.2011 | Impact
Elizabeth Wright

This year's World Humanitarian Day is a celebration of people helping people. In Nairobi, where my colleague Kirk Prichard and I have been deployed on...

Preventing the Next Somalia: Energy+Water = Food

Robert A. Freling | Posted 10.10.2011 | World
Robert A. Freling

Long-term solutions must be put in place to mitigate against the adverse effects of climate change on poor and famine-prone regions of the world.

Bananas: The Seeds of Hope Find Fertile Ground on a Zambian Banana Plantation

Anne Goddard | Posted 10.04.2011 | Impact
Anne Goddard

The youth of Chongwe offer an instructive story - not just one of self-sufficiency and innovation, but of sowing the seeds of opportunity and growing them into the fruits of hope. The kind that can change lives. For good.

11 Million People in Need

Donald Steinberg | Posted 09.14.2011 | World
Donald Steinberg

The sight of families stumbling into the camps after days of exodus through the desert and receiving their first nutritious meals in months is heart-breaking. We will pursue a coordinated, forceful and comprehensive response.

Targeting Gaps in the Food Supply Chain: Going Beyond Agricultural Production to Achieve Food Security

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 09.14.2011 | World
Danielle Nierenberg

Inefficiencies in harvesting, packaging, storing, transporting, marketing and selling, rather than just low yields or poor farming techniques, are often to blame for food shortages and low prices for growers.

Kia Makarechi

Bringing Real Food To The Next Generation | Kia Makarechi | Posted 09.12.2011 | Impact

It turns out star chefs like Alice Waters (Chez Panisse, Berkeley) and Ferran Adria (El Bulli, Costa Brava) have more in common than dining rooms peop...

Joshua Hersh

USAID Chief: Climate Change, Food Prices Spur East Africa Famine | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.12.2011 | World

The long-suffering nations in the Horn of East Africa are enduring the worst drought conditions in more than half a century, and are at risk of "massi...

A Warming Planet Struggles To Feed Itself | Posted 08.05.2011 | Green

CIUDAD OBREGÓN, Mexico — The dun wheat field spreading out at Ravi P. Singh’s feet offered a possible clue to human destiny. Baked by a desert su...

Why The Modern Tomato Is Flawed

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 07.27.2011 | Food
Kurt Michael Friese

In his new book, Barry Estabrook tells us why the modern factory-farmed tomato in most grocery stores is a poster child for nearly everything that is wrong with industrial agriculture.

How To Fix Our 'Cooking Problem'

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 06.01.2011 | Food
Kurt Michael Friese

What is needed is a networked clearinghouse of ideas and best practices, recipes, demonstrations, and methods for getting people excited about preparing and sharing fresh, wholesome, local food.

Chinese Drought Could Cause Global Food Crisis

James Bacchus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
James Bacchus

The worst drought in sixty years is threatening the wheat crop in China, the world's largest wheat producer.

Tsunami Watch, Hawaii in the Dark

Mindy Pennybacker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mindy Pennybacker

We won't be evacuating our two-story house this year, having done the full drill last February when the Chilean earthquake struck and the predicted 30-foot wave turned out to be six inches.

Food Security: A Matter of War and Peace

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jayaseelan Naidoo

From France to India, hunger and food production have long played a major role in revolutions and social upheaval. Food security, then and today, remains a trigger of conflict.