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What We Can Learn From the California Drought

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus, author and environmental health advocate Maybe you've heard about the ongoing drought in California. Maybe you haven...

Why This Major City Has To Fight For Food

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact

By Natalie Deuschle, Mother Nature Network On a sweltering summer evening, Brandon, a 21-year-old culinary arts student at Workforce Oklahoma, sits...

Attacking the Hunger Epidemic -- And Winning

Floyd Hammer | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Floyd Hammer

We are a nation of vast wealth and resources, but sadly, Congress only seems to posture on the issue of hunger. But much more can, and will, be done by concerned American citizens and nonprofits dedicated to lowering the number of those who go to bed at night hungry.

We Must Confront Climate Change to End Poverty

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 08.21.2013 | World
Jim Yong Kim

Over the last 20 years, the World Bank Group has helped countries lift 663 million people out of poverty. In the next 20, we believe it is possible to end extreme poverty. This goal is within our grasp. But if we don't confront climate change, we won't end poverty.

A Warning About Our Food Supply

Fred Lundgren | Posted 06.08.2013 | Impact
Fred Lundgren

It serves no purpose to live in fear but there are common sense signs that suggests the weather is impacting our food supply.

How the World Is Getting Better

Philip D. Harvey | Posted 04.22.2013 | World
Philip D. Harvey

Good news bores us, so we don't hear much about the remarkable improvements in the human condition in recent years. Here's a quick review of significant developments.

Thanksgiving Food Stamp Use To Hit Record

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business

A record number of Americans will be using food stamps to get by this Thanksgiving. About 42.2 million Americans are using food stamps this Thanks...

Future Gazing for Our Food Supply

Bruce Campbell Ph.D. | Posted 12.24.2012 | Impact
Bruce Campbell Ph.D.

How many of us have wished we could predict the future? To gaze into a crystal ball and see our fate in fifty years time? A group of agricultural researchers from around the globe are coming together to do just that, and examine the future of our food system.

Food for Thought

Brett Hahn | Posted 10.16.2012 | Teen
Brett Hahn

When asked, "What is the single most important thing that your parents have ever done for you?" there might be a lot of answers that come to mind. But the answer to this question lies within the first 1,000 days of our existence.

Vegetarian Diet Needed To Avoid Global Food And Water Crisis, Report Says

Posted 03.20.2013 | Green

A new report warns that unless the world's population adopts a vegetarian diet over the next 40 years, we may face a global food shortage crisis nothi...

Romney Fails When It Comes to "the Vision Thing"

Robert Creamer | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Whether or not he would be capable of the kind of vision necessary to comprehend the challenges of the 21st century, Mitt Romney has demonstrated that he believes he owes unquestioned loyalty to his investors, whose interests are embedded in the status quo and have no interest in having a visionary president.

Food and the Fed

Robert Kuttner | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Readers of my stuff will note that, like columnist Gail Collins on the subject of Mitt Romney's dog-on-the-roof, I never pass up an opportunity to point out that World War II cured the Great Depression; and that today we need massive social investment to cure slumping demand. Today, that needed investment, rather than going to war, should go to renewable energy, mitigation of the climate damage already done, and other strategies to allow decent living standards at a much lower toll on the planet. The current low interest rates allow government to borrow serious sums to finance these social investments. What's depressing is that the mainstream debates are over here, and the solutions are over there. While we drag the policies that we need regarding climate change onto center stage, let's at least not make matters worse by raising interest rates.

Running a Hunger Race

Arlene Samen | Posted 09.13.2012 | Impact
Arlene Samen

No one knows when the hunger race will end. Regardless, as public crowds cheer and encourage marathon runners during a race, so should we support the Tarahumaras in whatever way possible.

Water Enough for All?

Carl Safina | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

The Green Revolution was accomplished largely by doubling the amount of irrigated land. Hundreds of millions of wells now reach into the earth like straws in a thick drink on a hot day. But as with many things, we're taking more water than we're getting.

Famine, Food and the 'F' Word

Robert Walker | Posted 12.20.2011 | World
Robert Walker

Focus on the famine, but don't overlook the larger food picture. We simply don't know how -- or even whether -- the world can feed a population of 9 billion or higher by mid-century.

Paul Needham

A Food Bank With Flagging Corporate Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Needham | Posted 12.19.2011 | Impact

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Oya Oliver knows exactly what everything costs, from the price of a box of 100 small Slim Jims -- $14.79 -- to her electric bil...

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.

Joshua Hersh

USAID Chief: Climate Change, Food Prices Spur East Africa Famine

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Food Banks Find New Ways To Fight Rising Costs, Including Charging For Produce

Posted 08.27.2011 | Food

Food banks around the country are implementing new policies to combat rising food costs and food shortages as more people are struggling to get enough...

French Minister: Food Price Stabilization Agreement A 'Tour de Force'

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 08.23.2011 | Business

PARIS — The largest economies in the world agreed Thursday to a series of measures to stabilize world food prices after recent fluctuations caus...

Food Costs Highest Since 1990: U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization Report (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Up for the sixth month in a row and fueled by surging sugar prices and rises in cereals and oils, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Food...

Down with Doom: How the World Keeps Defying the Predictions of Pessimists

Matt Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Matt Ridley

When I was a student, in the 1970s, the world was coming to an end. The adults told me so.

Copenhagen -- You Can't Talk Climate Without Talking Water

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

The effects of climate change are all about water. By failing to tie these effects together by this single, cogent thread, delegates to Copenhagen are failing those they represent.

Africa's Seat at the Table

President Abdoulaye Wade | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
President Abdoulaye Wade

Battling global warming, the economic crisis, food and energy shortages, and AIDS and malaria requires co-partners, not post-colonial relationships.

Guatemala Declares Hunger Crisis

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom has declared a "state of public calamity" to try to mobilise funding to tackle severe food shortages in the country....