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International Food Policy Research Institute

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.

Meatless Monday: The Missing Link

Ellen Kanner | Posted 04.26.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

You may be chilly now, but on the global scale, things are heating up. Recent findings by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) con...

How We Can Put Food On Every Table In The World

www.slate.com | Posted 04.28.2012 | Impact

The problem of hunger can be solved. The planet creates more than enough food to meet everyone’s needs. But there are still about 925 million hungry...

Freedom From Hunger: Lessons From Egypt

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marc Van Ameringen

We should encourage the hunger for freedom. But to make freedom sustainable, we must empower the world's poor to achieve freedom from hunger.

Larger Predator Fish Rapidly Vanishing

Washington Post | Marc Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Over the past 100 years, some two-thirds of the large predator fish in the ocean have been caught and consumed by humans, and in the decades ahead the...

Meatless Monday: The Missing Link

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

We're going to have to work hard not to go hungry. Or as Charles Darwin might have put it, we adapt or perish.

Ending World Hunger for the Price of a Burger

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephan B. Tanda

While world coffers grew from a mere $1.35 trillion dollars in 1960 to over $60 trillion today, the number of empty stomach reached record levels. Tod...

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.

7 Strategies for Reducing Water Waste

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.18.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

March 22, 2013 is the 20th anniversary of World Water Day. In honor of this important anniversary, this week Food Tank: The Food Think Tank is highlighting 7 Strategies for Reducing Water Waste.