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On World Environment Day, New Book Points to Food and Farming as Key to Protecting the Environment 31.5.2012 Worldwatch Institute
Thursday, May 31, 2012 New book illustrates how food insecurity, malnutrition, obesity, and cultural disconnection plague the global agricultural system and demand solutions from around the world. Washington, D.C.—Worldwide, 30 percent of food is wasted, 1 billion people go to bed hungry each night while another 1 billion suffer from health problems related to obesity, and agriculture contributes to one-third global greenhouse gas emissions. Meanwhile, young people are increasingly disconnected from how their food is grown, making solutions to the global agricultural system seem even further out of reach.In response to these problems, the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition ( BCFN ) is releasing a report, Eating Planet,highlighting the challenges facing today"s food and agricultural system, as well as the myriad benefits that reform could bring. As World Environment Day approaches, it is important to appreciate the linkages between technology, culture, and agriculture, and how ...
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Sahel markets under pressure 31.5.2012 Oxfam International RSS main feed
Author: Jean-Denis Crola The people of Africa’s Sahel region are facing an increasing risk of widespread food crisis, following a series of crises over recent years which has slashed incomes, undermined livelihoods and reduced their borrowing capacity. Low rainfall, abnormally high grain prices and increased insecurity in part of the region have contributed to their vulnerability. It is estimated that more than 18 million people are currently in a situation of food insecurity in the Sahel, where even in a good harvest year, malnutrition rates are among the highest in the world. Markets in the region are already showing signs that regional trade in agricultural produce will be unable to supply adequate quantities of food in the coming months, increasing the risk of a worsening food security situation. Oxfam, ROPPA, RBM, APESS, POSCAO and WILDAF are calling for urgent action to support the markets of the region and to allow the people of the Sahel to access food in adequate quantities ...
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Disgusting: 7 Million Kids and Mothers Suffer Extreme Poverty in the Richest Country in the World 30.5.2012 AlterNet
Despite being the richest country in the world, our poverty rate is one of the highest among highly developed nations.
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Transition to Sustainable Agriculture Key to Global 'Food Security': UN 30.5.2012 CommonDreams.org Headlines

For the millions of hungry and underfed people on the planet, food security is not an issue of insufficient production, but is an issue of inadequate access, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Our View: Don't let 2012 be the summer of hunger 30.5.2012 Post-Bulletin: Local Opinion
We're pleased to note the growing popularity of Rochester's community garden program. As explained in Tuesday's Post-Bulletin, long waiting lists have prompted the city to expand this program to include more than 350 plots, and just 10 are still available.
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Reaction to the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Rio+20 report 30.5.2012 Oxfam International RSS main feed
In response to the FAO's report " Towards The Future We Want: End Hunger And Make The Transition to Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems ", which argues that eradicating hunger should be at the heart of sustainable development, Oxfam's Chief Executive Barbara Stocking said: "We welcome the FAO report which rightly places the need to address the scandal of global hunger if we are to develop in a sustainable way. Despite there being enough food for everyone, more than 18 million people are going hungry in West Africa right now and one in seven people in the world go hungry every day. "Leaders meeting at Rio +20 in three weeks time must recognize the urgency needed to overhaul the way we grow and distribute food, especially in the face of constrained natural resources like land, water and energy, and the gathering pace of climate change. Improving access to land and investing in small holder farmers - especially women who are often the main producers - is vital if we are to produce food in a ...
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Andrew Sharpless: Let the Oceans Help Solve Hunger Crisis 30.5.2012 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
What we have here is an opportunity to make a tangible difference in the battle against global hunger while restoring the health and bounty of the world's oceans. What a rare opportunity to benefit both man and ocean all at the same time.
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Reducing Hunger And Joblessness, Urban Agriculture Sprouts Up In Brazil’s Favelas 29.5.2012 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
by Matther Pike for Positive News UK Deep in the heart of favela (shanty town) communities in the metropolis of Sao Paulo, Brazil, seeds of...
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Food stamps 29.5.2012 Salt Lake Tribune
Published May 29, 2012 12:00AM MDT The recession may be over, but people who are still without jobs haven’t noticed. When many thousands still need help is not the time for the state to cut back on the basic assistance food stamps provide. Nonetheless, that’s what the Department of Workforce Services would do. The DWS wants to reinstate a federal rule suspended at the start of the Great Recession that limits the time unemployed people can receive food stamps. Adults 18-49 would be eligible for only three months within a 36-mont... ...
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JM students launch hunger awareness campaign 28.5.2012 Post-Bulletin: Local News
John Marshall High School on May 19 held its first food drive and event to educate students about local and global hunger.

The Rochester Hunger and Food Awareness Banquet collected food for Channel One Food
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Hunger returns to Africa, stalking 1 million children 27.5.2012 Durango Herald
GOUDOUDE DIOBE, Senegal Its 10 a.m., and the 2-year-old is still waiting for breakfast. Aliou Seyni Diallo collapses to his knees in tears and plops his forehead down on the dirt outside his familys hut.
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From one bowl of rice a day to nothing: Hunger spreads, stalks 1M children in Africa 26.5.2012 Star Tribune: World
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Hunger returns to Africa, stalking 1M children 26.5.2012 Seattle Times: Nation & World
It's 10 a.m., and the 2-year-old is still waiting for breakfast. Aliou Seyni Diallo collapses to his knees in tears and plops his forehead down on the dirt outside his family's hut.
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Hunger returns to Africa, stalking 1M children 26.5.2012 Yahoo: Top Stories
It's 10 a.m., and the 2-year-old is still waiting for breakfast. Aliou Seyni Diallo collapses to his knees in tears and plops his forehead down on the dirt outside his family's hut.
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Hunger returns to Africa, stalking 1M children 26.5.2012 Boston Globe: Latest
Hunger returns to Africa, stalking 1M children
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Man ends hunger strike seeking Senate debates 26.5.2012 Salt Lake Tribune
By Lee Davidson The Salt Lake Tribune Published May 25, 2012 09:44PM MDT The man who waged a hunger strike to pressure Sen. Orrin Hatch into televised debates with his GOP challenger, Dan Liljenquist, has ended it after five days of eating no food but drinking liquids. McKay Christensen posted on Facebook that he ended it on Thursday because of health problems — not because of success. Hatch is still declining televised debates with Liljenquist. Christensen’s Facebook post said that after listening to Hatch’s campaign manager on the radio “spin the reasons why Sen. ... ...
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African Voices Join With UK Farmers: GM Is a False Solution to Hunger 26.5.2012 Commondreams.org Newswire

On Sunday 27th May in Rothamsted Park, in addition to UK farmers and growers, Take the Flour Back will host voices from the Global South reaffirming their rejection of GM. Graciela Romero, International Programmes Director of UK development charity ‘War on Want’ and Gathuru Mburu, coordinator of the ‘African Biodiversity Network’, will speak on the global fight for control of our food supply.

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Obama's New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition: Nothing New About Ignoring Africa's Farmers 25.5.2012 Commondreams.org Views
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President Barack Obama wants to convince the world that he is actually a liberal after all.(Image: via Food First / foodfirst.org)

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Letter: Food Stamps in New York 25.5.2012 NY Times: Editorials
The city’s commissioner of human resources says finger-imaging does nothing to deter access to the program.

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Rebecca Gerendasy: Urban Gleaners: Reducing Food Waste to Reduce Hunger (Video) 25.5.2012 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
A simple idea that came out of hearing a story on the radio. For Tracy Oseran, it was something she had to do: help find and distribute food that would otherwise be thrown out.
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