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Category: Food Security :: Hunger
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Solving Food Waste and Hunger 9.9.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Solving Food Waste and Hunger An estimated 1.3 billion metric tons of food is lost or wasted globally each year, according to the United Nations — about one-third of all the food produced for human consumption. Meanwhile, over 690 million people worldwide still went hungry in the last year. These two problems should seemingly solve themselves. Innovative circular economy models might be able to help.  Speakers Holly Secon Tue, 09/08/2020 - ...
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With many struggling to buy food during the pandemic, grassroots efforts have stepped up. ‘It’s my motivation to get up in the morning.’ 28.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
As food insecurity soars, dozens of small, grassroots initiatives that have stepped up to tackle surging food insecurity. The efforts are marshaling people and resources that sometimes go overlooked, with a spirit of collaboration and long-term vision that seek to leave battered communities stronger than they were before.
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3 Climate-Resilient Food Solutions for Smallholder Farmers 25.8.2020 WRI Stories
3 Climate-Resilient Food Solutions for Smallholder Farmers Comments|Add Comment|PrintAs climate change continues to affect crops worldwide, research and development for climate-resilient crops can prove crucial for smallholder farmers. Photo by Rajesh Ram/Unsplash Communities across the Global South are facing a hunger crisis — one that existed before COVID-19 hit and has since gotten worse. In Southern Africa, record-breaking droughts and floods destroyed crops on a large scale early this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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The Impact of Organized Crime in Fisheries Extends Far Beyond the Ocean 18.8.2020 WRI Stories
The Impact of Organized Crime in Fisheries Extends Far Beyond the Ocean Comments|Add Comment|PrintWhether on-shore, at sea or anywhere else in the fisheries value chain, organized crime in fisheries takes a massive toll on those living in coastal communities. Photo by Aleksey Malinovsky/Unsplash Despite the name, organized crime in fisheries is not only about fishing. While illegal fishing is a serious problem across many regions of the world, organized crime in the fisheries sector extends... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Why We Oppose Golden Rice 11.8.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

The push for corporate-led solutions to hunger and malnutrition is alarming. In particular, Golden Rice is now being proposed as a solution to the worsening hunger and malnutrition associated with the pandemic. Agrochemical transnationals (TNCs) and collaborating institutions such as the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) are using concerns over food security during the pandemic to push for an industrial agricultural system that is already discredited. To quote PAN Asia Pacific:

“in the webinar “The future of food systems in Southeast Asia post-COVID19” organised by IRRI and the FAO, Jean Balie, IRRI’s head of Agri-Food Policy, said that they are “looking to increase the mineral and vitamin content in rice grains” as a response to the pandemic, alluding to renewed promotion of the genetically-modified Golden Rice, which has recently been approved for commercialization in Bangladesh and the Philippines” said PANAP.

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1 in 3 are struggling to eat in Colorado: “It would be impossible without the food banks” 8.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
Many Coloradans, struggling to make ends meet during a pandemic that has led to soaring unemployment rates and reduced workloads.
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Gates Foundation’s ‘Failing’ Green Revolution in Africa: New Report 30.7.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Massive investments spent promoting and subsidizing commercial seeds and agrichemicals across Africa have failed to fulfill their purpose of alleviating hunger and lifting small-scale farmers out of poverty, according to a new white paper published by the Tufts University Global Development and Environment Institute. A report based largely on the research, “False Promises,” was published July 10 by African and German nonprofits that are calling for a shift in support to agroecological farming practices. 

The research led by Timothy A. Wise examines the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), an international nonprofit launched by the Bill & Melinda Gates and Rockefeller foundations in 2006 with promises to double yields and incomes for 30 million farming households while cutting food insecurity in half in 20 African countries by 2020.

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Meatpacker Theft Sets All-Time Record – Our Nation’s Food Security Is Gone 17.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

The May 20th, 2020 USDA retail beef value was reported at $7.58 per pound, up $1.41 per pound from a year ago. Live cattle slaughter weights were reported at 1,370 pounds. Retail beef yield from a 1,370 pound steer or heifer will be around 575 pounds (42% of live weight).

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Which Countries Are Most Vulnerable to Locust Swarms? 19.5.2020 WRI Stories
Which Countries Are Most Vulnerable to Locust Swarms? Comments|Add Comment|PrintDesert locusts have been damaging crops and pastures in the Horn of Africa, Arabian Peninsula and Southwest Asia since October 2019. Photo by Pascal Terjan/Wikimedia Commons Massive swarms of the voracious desert locust have been damaging crops and pastures and crippling communities in the Greater Horn of Africa, Arabian Peninsula and Southwest Asia since October 2019. Following cyclones and widespread rainfall,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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An economic tsunami could soon thrust half a billion people into extreme poverty 11.5.2020 LA Times: Health

The economic devastation the pandemic wreaks on the ultra-poor could ultimately kill more people than the virus itself.

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After COVID-19: How We Can Improve the Global Food System 8.5.2020 WRI Stories
After COVID-19: How We Can Improve the Global Food System Comments|Add Comment|PrintThe impact of COVID-19 greatly affects food and nutrition security. As we build back better, we must also “grow back better” to improve food and land use systems. Photo credit to Masahiro Ihara/Flickr This piece was first written for the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition’s Nutrition Connect blog series on COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted major reflection and attention on the global food... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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As Ramadan starts, Muslim doctors fight hunger, thirst — and the coronavirus 24.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Fasting during Ramadan is one of the pillars of Islam, yet for Muslim healthcare workers, observing the holy month may be especially tough this year.

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Demand for food stamps surges in California as virus takes economic toll 1.4.2020 LA Times: Health

The economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a record surge in the number of people applying to CalFresh, the state's food stamp program.

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For many Indians, the biggest concern isn't coronavirus. It's hunger 27.3.2020 LA Times: Nation

A three-week lockdown affecting 1.3 billion people has unleashed chaos as stranded migrant workers sleep in streets and police beat curfew-breakers.

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Childhood hunger in the US is a solvable problem 13.3.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
There’s no shortage of food in the country. Here's how one organization is connecting hungry kids to the abundance of food and existing programs previously inaccessible to them.
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There’s a Global Pandemic but the Trump Administration Will Still Cut Food Stamps 12.3.2020 Mother Jones
As new coronavirus cases around the world and in the United States continue to climb, President Donald Trump Wednesday night announced sweeping proposals for financial relief to attempt to protect small businesses and some workers from some of its effects. “Our banks and financial institutions are fully capitalized and incredibly strong,” he said. “This vast economic […]
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As Colorado college students go hungry, state encourages them to apply for SNAP benefits 8.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
SNAP enrollment remains a key tool in fighting hunger on college campuses, state higher education officials agree.
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Trump Isn’t Waging a War on Poverty. He’s Waging a War on Poor People. 14.2.2020 Mother Jones
This week, President Donald Trump released a $4.8 trillion budget proposal that would further decimate the already weakened social safety net. Trump’s plan would make steep cuts to food stamps, Medicaid, housing assistance, and other welfare programs that millions of Americans rely on. But the budget is merely a wish list with no chance of […]
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Trump Just Claimed He’s Weaning People Off Food Stamps. In Truth He’s Kicking Them Off. 5.2.2020 Mother Jones
At the State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, Donald Trump credited his administration for helping lift people out of poverty and off dependence on food stamps, saying that since he became president, 7 million people have stopped using food stamps. But that’s not showing a complete picture. While Trump brags on national television about […]
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The Trump Administration Is Getting Sued Over Its New Food Stamps Rule 17.1.2020 Mother Jones
Last month, the Trump administration announced that it was moving forward with its proposed rule that would change the work requirements for those described as “able bodied adults without dependents” who are part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps. Advocates for the poor have estimated that the new rule would cut off  […]
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