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Putting Food First

Princess Haya Al Hussein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Princess Haya Al Hussein

What is missing in international development is that, except for the occasional rhetorical flourish, most politicians remain out of touch, uncomprehending of life for those living at the brink of starvation.

To Feed the World, Think Locally -- and Act Locally

James C. Borel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James C. Borel

By investing in local agriculture, we can help close the twin gaps in food productivity and between the geographies of production and consumption. By doing so, there will be economic opportunities.

Let's Fight Hunger Together

Margaret McKenna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Margaret McKenna

The most recent food security report from the USDA depicts hunger as a challenge so significant that it can only be solved if government, corporations and community organizations work together.

Never an Empty Bowl: Averting a Food Crisis in Asia

M.S. Swaminathan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
M.S. Swaminathan

The number of people suffering from chronic hunger reached a record one billion globally in 2009, and Asia accounts for nearly two-thirds of the world's hungry.

VIDEO: New, Loving Homes for Previously Neglected Horses

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

One of the great outcomes of The Humane Society of the United States' animal rescue work is the chance to deliver previously traumatized animals into new lives, and to watch their transformation in their new surroundings.

Prahlad Jani, Indian Man, Claims To Have Had No Food Or Drink For 70 Years

Telegraph | Dean Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Indian military scientists are studying an 82-year-old who claims he has not had any food or drink for 70 years. ...

ReThink Review: DIRT! The Movie -- Love the Earth, Literally

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Earth Day has come and gone, and while many of us took time to think about our planet, we were probably focused on the things that happen on its surfa...

People "Facing Death" in Many of Niger's Villages

Caroline Gluck | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Caroline Gluck

Simiri commune is by no means one of the worst-affected areas of the country which is currently hit by the worsening current food crisis. But even in Simiri, things are dire.

Niger Drought Leaves Millions On The Brink Of Starvation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Severe drought in Niger has left crop yields insufficient to feed the country's population, leaving millions hungry. Sky News reports almost half of N...

Famine in Chad

Mia Farrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mia Farrow

Mao is a sand swept town in the Kanem region in the far west of Chad. It is the most desolate and powerfully beautiful place I have ever seen, and the babies there are dying.

A Humbling Experience in One of Africa's Largest Slums

George McGovern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
George McGovern

I firmly believe that school meals are the most important form of assistance that the United States can give in Kenya and other parts of the world. The children can bring a better future.

30 Hour Famine: Teens Fast For World Vision Campaign

HuffPost | Erin Swan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Teenage students in Roswell, Ga., joined half a million teens nation-wide for 30 hours of fasting, collecting donations and performing community servi...

A Hungry Man Is an Angry Man

Jacques Diouf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jacques Diouf

In a world that spends over a trillion dollars a year on armaments, about a billion humans go hungry every day. But for the past 30 years what world leaders have been doing about it is in fact less than nothing.

Obama's Chance to Fix Food Aid

Elizabeth Sepper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Sepper

The world's one billion hungry cannot afford to wait. This week, their needs -- not those of donor countries -- should be at the heart of discussions at the Food Aid Committee.

250,000 Children Killed Next Year Due To Climate Change

Telegraph | Louise Gray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In a new report Save the Children claims that climate change is the biggest global health threat to children in the 21st century[.]...

Too Little Too Late for Haiti? Six Sobering Points

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill Quigley

Over half the population of Haiti is 15 years old or younger. And they were hungry before the quake.

The 'Fat Map': Putting World Hunger Into Perspective

Princess Haya Al Hussein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Princess Haya Al Hussein

2009-11-16-20091113foodintake.jpgHunger now scars the lives of over 1 billion people -- a new record.

Plan To Round Up Wild Horses Draws Opposition

AP | By MARTIN GRIFFITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SPARKS, Nev. -- One of most stirring symbols of the American West -- mustangs thundering freely across the range -- could be heading east. The gove...

Are Our Minds Going The Way Of Our Waists?

David Rock | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Rock

Put together cheap resources everywhere and poor self-control, and you get a weight problem literally of epidemic proportions. The trouble is, this same phenomenon may be happening with our minds.

UN: 200 million Kids Don't Get Enough To Eat, Growth Stunted

AP | ARIEL DAVID and MARIA CHENG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME — Nearly 200 million children in poor countries have stunted growth because of insufficient nutrition, according to a new report published ...

ReThink Interview: Philippe Diaz (part 1) -- The End of Poverty? and How It Started

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

What causes global poverty? Why do the countries of the northern hemisphere enjoy so much wealth while over a billion people in the southern hemispher...

Saving A Billion People from Starvation

Dan Glickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Glickman

Norm Borlaug's life is both a symbol of what can be done, and a reminder of the enormous problem of global poverty we still face. Why not finish his work?

UN World Food Program Faces 'Dire Shortage'

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The UN food agency says it is facing critical funding shortages that have forced it to cut aid deliveries to millions of people facing starvation....

African Obesity An Underestimated "Silent Killer"

Huffington Post/Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A troubling paradox reported out of Africa presents a new "silent killer" to join the ranks of HIV/AIDS, malnutrition, malaria, and river blindness: o...

Ug99 Fungus: Wheat Stem Rust Threatens 80 Percent Of World's Wheat

LA Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The spores arrived from Kenya on dried, infected leaves ensconced in layers of envelopes. Working inside a bio-secure greenhouse outfitted with moti...