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World Food Day

Obesity and Malnutrition in the Global South: Five Working Solutions

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Challenges to urban food security in the Global South are varied, as are the solutions: national campaigns, school lunch programs, plugging food gaps, urban agriculture, food donations, public-private partnerships.

To Feed and Protect the World, Rein In Corporate Ag

Andrea Brower | Posted 02.01.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

Food production and distribution are not inherently destructive. Agriculture can also be a major source of carbon sequestration and a builder of biodiversity and ecological resilience. But moving in the direction of a sustainable and equitable food system requires reining in the power of transnational corporate agribusiness.

This Food Day, Feast on FEEST

Anna Lappé | Posted 10.24.2013 | Green
Anna Lappé

In three years, the day has become a showcase of the diversity, creativity, and effectiveness of the movement working to transform what we eat, how we grow it, and who has access to it.

Michael Kors Wants You To Know What World Food Day Is

AP | SAMANTHA CRITCHELL | Posted 10.16.2013 | Impact

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Kors knows a few things about getting his message out. His ads, fashion shows and even his favorite models and s...

A World Food Day for All World Views

Mark Moore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mark Moore

While it fails to make most of our calendars, every October the world selects a day to recognize the importance of food, and they call it World Food Day. This year's is today, and it comes in the midst of a political climate where we seem to agree on less than ever.

How to Change The Way The World is Fed?

Lisa Dreier | Posted 12.16.2013 | Impact
Lisa Dreier

This year's World Food Day calls for "Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition." Our challenge is to devise new approaches to produce more food for a growing population, while using fewer resources and providing better livelihoods for those who need them.

Fast Food, Slow Food and No Food

Princess Haya Al Hussein | Posted 12.16.2013 | World
Princess Haya Al Hussein

Today, in scores of nations across the globe, there will be conferences, speeches and editorials to celebrate World Food Day. School children will learn all about the latest issues -- fast food versus slow food; food losses and waste; farming and global warning. Surely this is a good thing -- unless you are among the world's 842 million hungry.

World Food Day - Save the Oceans, Feed the World

Ted Danson | Posted 12.16.2013 | Green
Ted Danson

Just 25 countries control 76 percent of the world's coastal oceans, and a mere 10 countries control 51 percent. We don't need an international treaty to resuscitate our oceans -- we just need to convince these key governments to better manage their fisheries.

10 Things to Know About Food on World Food Day

Lester R. Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Lester R. Brown

We are in a situation both difficult and dangerous. The world today desperately needs leadership on the food security issue to help the world understand both the enormity of the challenge we face and the extraordinary scope of a response, which will require restructuring of the energy economy.

World Food Day and the Women of Keur Moussa

Kathleen Mogelgaard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kathleen Mogelgaard

The women of Keur Moussa, like millions of women around the world, are on the front lines of efforts to achieve food security and better nutrition for their families and communities. When their needs are met -- including their needs for family planning -- this year's World Food Day theme will be within closer reach.

What Will You Eat On Food Day?

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- More than seventy local events are scheduled for Wednesday, otherwise known as Food Day. From house parties to film screenings to re...

This Young Girl From Slums Of Africa Inspired Donation Of 50,000 Meals

Justin Smith | Posted 12.19.2012 | Impact
Justin Smith

ROME—A young girl from one of the biggest slums in Africa inspired supporters to raise more than 50,000 school meals during a World Food Day cam...

World Food Day - Let's Talk About the Oceans

Andrew Sharpless | Posted 12.16.2012 | Green
Andrew Sharpless

With nine billion people projected to live on earth by 2050, we need everything on the table, including a healthy ocean full of fish.

Clean Cookstoves Can Save Lives

Rocky Dawuni | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Rocky Dawuni

Cooking kills people, to the shocking tune of 2 million each year. Just think about it -- the act of cooking, meant to nurture our families and us, is the fifth-biggest health risk in developing countries.

Setting the Table for the End of Hunger

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

Instead of putting grain on barges and shipping them across the world, what if we could work with local farmers and buy fresh food in local markets and rush it into famine areas? It's about fixing broken policies, and also about things you and I can do.

Instagram Your Meal To Raise Awareness For World Food Day!

Posted 10.16.2012 | Impact

As we raise awareness and mobilize for the nearly 900 million hungry people worldwide on World Food Day, one organization wants to make a difference w...

Facing the Facts on World Food Day: Scarcity Isn't the Problem

Nan Dale | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Nan Dale

It's a good thing you're reading this piece electronically, because if you had a hard copy chances are it'd now be accessorized by a coffee ring and crumbs from your breakfast. You might take a moment to feel extra appreciative of that spoonful of cereal as today is World Food Day.

World Food Day: Top Chef's Hugh Acheson, a Girl Named Molly... and You

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

You don't have to be a scientist, farmer, or charity CEO to make a difference in food security, sustainability and hunger reduction. Below are three examples of ways you can make a difference on October 16, World Food Day.

A Cash Lifeline in Yemen

Caroline Gluck | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Caroline Gluck

About half of Yemen's population don't have enough to eat; and around five million people are severely food insecure, skipping meals because they don't have the money to purchase food for the family and needing emergency assistance.

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.

World Food Day Reminder: Enough Resources Exist To Feed World's Hungry

Posted 10.16.2012 | Impact

One in seven people suffer from undernourishment -- yet there are enough resources to feed the world’s hungry. This year’s World Food Day highligh...

World Food Day 2012: Heifer International's Cooperatives Will Help Feed the World

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

Today Heifer International joins the FAO and others in observance of World Food Day. This year, the theme "Agricultural Cooperatives -- key to feeding the world" highlights the efforts of smallholder farmers who have united to end hunger.

WATCH: A Girl Films Her Life in the Mathare Slum of Nairobi

Ali Goldstein | Posted 12.15.2012 | Impact
Ali Goldstein

In the face of immense global challenges like hunger, it's easy to believe that we alone can't make a difference. But then a window opens and we see in fact that the opposite is true.

On Food Day, Count Our Blessings and Make a Difference

Sen. Tom Harkin | Posted 12.24.2011 | Home
Sen. Tom Harkin

Food Day also reminds us that even here, in the world's richest nation, about one in seven households suffer food insecurity, meaning that the family's diet is impaired or limited in some way, with even higher rates in households with children.

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.