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All Together Now: World Food Day 2012 16.10.2012 Commondreams.org Views
Jezra Thompson

One in seven people around the world will feel hunger today. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) brings global awareness to this issue every year on October 16th, and have done so since 1981. Today, there are more than 100 countries that will celebrate World Food Day.

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Should Africa be growing more wheat? 16.10.2012 Seattle Times: Top stories
The U.N.'s Food and Agricultural Organization is marking World Food Day on Tuesday, a day dedicated to highlighting the importance of global food security.
Food Crisis Summit: Governments Should Scrap Biofuels, Not Push GM Crop 16.10.2012 Commondreams.org Newswire

As Governments gather in Rome today, World Food Day, to discuss the global food price crisis, Friends of the Earth International warns in a new report [1] that agriculture donors such as the United States and United Kingdom are pumping money into genetically modified (GM) crops at the cost of farming methods better suited to tackling hunger.

Since the advent of the food price crisis in 2008, some Governments have championed the ‘sustainable intensification’ of farming as a new way to increase yields without harming the environment.

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On World Food Day, Supporting Agricultural Cooperatives in the Fight Against Hunger and Poverty 15.10.2012 Worldwatch Institute
Washington, D.C. —Some one billion people belong to cooperatives in nearly 100 countries worldwide guarding consumers, producers, and workers against hunger, bankruptcy, and rights abuses. Agricultural cooperatives help farmers access and share information, get fair prices for their goods, and participate in local decision making. This October 16, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will celebrate "agricultural cooperatives: key to feeding the world" for World Food Day. Agricultural cooperatives are part of a larger movement to make food more environmentally and socially just and sustainable. Agroecological practices enrich soils, improve yields, increase incomes, and support the people, animals, plants, and entire ecosystems affected by agriculture. An infographic released recently by the Christensen Fund highlights how industrial agricultural practices—including raising meat in factory farms, adding pesticides and chemical fertilizers to fields, and ...
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On the Radio: The Mekong, Food Security, and Hydropower 13.10.2012 International Rivers Sitewide RSS Feed
Friday, October 12, 2012 Listen to the radio broadcast here. This week Free Speech Radio News reported on a four-year study recently released by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. The study concludes that hydropower projects and water pollution pose significant threats to biodiversity and food security in Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. The study was conducted by over 70 scientists and identifies hundreds of animal species that face extinction. The areas in the Lower Mekong Basin threated by the proposed Xayaburi Hydropower Project are highlighted in the report, and in the FSRN story. In ...
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CFS meeting must face up to high food prices and end the inaction on hunger 12.10.2012 Press releases
With abnormally high food prices and slowing efforts to tackle global hunger, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) must now energize governments to begin fixing the broken global food system, at its annual meeting in Rome from Oct 15 – 20. With abnormally high food prices and slowing efforts to tackle global hunger, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) must now energize governments to begin fixing the broken global food With the number of hungry people more than the populations of the US, EU and Canada combined, poor people cannot afford for governments to squander another chance to fix the broken food system Luca Chinotti Oxfam Food Security Policy Advisor Notes to Editors To read all of Oxfam’s recommendations for the CFS annual meeting, and further analysis of current food prices and hunger levels, read Oxfam’s media advisory ‘ Summer of high food prices and hot air: CFS meeting crucial in fighting hunger ’ (pdf, 399kb). ...
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Letters show Ryan asking for federal programs as he pushed for smaller government with Romney 12.10.2012 Star Tribune: Politics
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Paul Ryan asked for federal help as he championed cuts 12.10.2012 Salt Lake Tribune
By JACK GILLUM The Associated Press Published Oct 12, 2012 09:29AM MDT WASHINGTON • Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, a fiscal conservative and critic of federal handouts, has sought for his constituents in Wisconsin an expansion of food stamps, stimulus money, federally guaranteed business loans, grants to invest in green technology and money under President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. Such requests are at odds with Ryan’s public persona as a small-government advocate and tea party favorite who has pledged to tighten Washington’s belt. T... ...
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Japan, Korea pledge $60 million to global agri-fund 12.10.2012 Yahoo: Top Stories
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and South Korea on Thursday pledged a total of $60 million to a global donor fund managed by the World Bank that offers grants to poor countries to improve agricultural production. The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program was launched in April 2010 by donor countries following a 2008 food price crisis, which highlighted years of underinvestment in agricultural in the world's developing countries. Speaking on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings in Tokyo, U.S. ... ...
Ryan asked for federal help as he championed cuts 12.10.2012 AP National
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, a fiscal conservative and critic of federal handouts, has sought for his constituents in Wisconsin an expansion of food stamps, stimulus money, federally guaranteed business loans, grants to invest in green technology and money under President Barack Obama's health care reform law....
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Ryan asked for federal help as he championed cuts 12.10.2012 Yahoo: Top Stories
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, a fiscal conservative and critic of federal handouts, has sought for his constituents in Wisconsin an expansion of food stamps, stimulus money, federally guaranteed business loans, grants to invest in green technology and money under President Barack Obama's health care reform law.
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Hunger in Vermont and America 10.10.2012 Commondreams.org Newswire

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said today that "unconscionable" cuts in a federal emergency hunger program have resulted in a 50 percent reduction in food supplies from that program for the Vermont Foodbank.

The foodbank runs programs through a network of 280 food shelves, community centers, churches, schools and senior centers.

The foodbank has experienced shortages because of deep cuts in discretionary allotments by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Emergency Food Assistance Program which helps working families, the elderly, children and the homeless.

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Hunger in Vermont and America 10.10.2012 Commondreams.org Newswire

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said today that "unconscionable" cuts in a federal emergency hunger program have resulted in a 50 percent reduction in food supplies from that program for the Vermont Foodbank.

The foodbank runs programs through a network of 280 food shelves, community centers, churches, schools and senior centers.

The foodbank has experienced shortages because of deep cuts in discretionary allotments by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Emergency Food Assistance Program which helps working families, the elderly, children and the homeless.

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U.N. Revises Malnutrition Figures Downward 9.10.2012 CommonDreams.org Headlines

The United Nations on Tuesday revised its estimates of the number of chronically malnourished people in the world from 1 billion to nearly 870 million, according to a report from the UN News Centre.

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Dot Earth Blog: A Coffee Seller Seeks to Cut Hunger Among Coffee Growers 9.10.2012 NYT > Environment
A coffee company seeks ways to get the hunger out of its supply chain.
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UN revises world hunger figures, blames flawed method, data for faulty 1 billion estimate 9.10.2012 Star Tribune: World
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One in eight of world population going hungry: UN 9.10.2012 Health
ROME (Reuters) - One out of every eight people in the world is chronically undernourished, the United Nations' food agencies said on Tuesday, and aid groups warned that rising food prices could reverse gains in the fight against hunger. In a report on food insecurity, the UN agencies said 868 million people were hungry in 2010-2012, or about 12.5 percent of the world's population, down more sharply than previously estimated from about 1 billion, or 18.6 percent in 1990-92. ...
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Oxfam reaction to new global hunger figures 9.10.2012 Oxfam International RSS main feed
The publication of the Food and Agriculture Organizations’ Hunger Report today revealed that almost 870 million were hungry in 2010/12 and showed a dramatic slowdown in the number of people lifted out of hunger in the last five years. Luca Chinotti, Oxfam’s GROW campaign advisor, said: “The fact that almost 870 million people - more than the population of the US, Europe and Canada - are hungry in a world which produces enough for everyone to eat is the biggest scandal of our time. “The flat-lining in the number of people being lifted out of hunger in the last five years should sound alarm bells around the globe. “Political inaction means high and volatile food prices, lack of investment in agriculture, gender inequality, land grabs and climate change are in danger of reversing past gains in the fight against hunger. We need a new approach to the way we grow, share and manage food and other natural resources. “The question is not whether our political leaders can deliver on their ...
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Republicans Remain Silent On Critical Issue 8.10.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
In a political season packed with racial controversies, from food stamps to birth certificates, the attack on one of the nation’s most significant racial opportunity...
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College has big plans for new orchard 6.10.2012 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Faculty, staff and students at Inver Hills Community College have a new apple orchard, but fighting hunger is just one of the goals.
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