User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-National
Category: Food Security :: Famine
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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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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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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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How 16 initiatives are changing urban agriculture through tech and innovation 2.1.2020 GreenBiz.com
From high-tech indoor farms in France and Singapore to mobile apps connecting urban growers and eaters in India and the United States, here are more than a dozen initiatives using tech, entrepreneurship, and social innovation to change urban agriculture.
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Hiltzik: The truth about Somalia shows the absurdity of Trump's attack on Yovanovitch 18.11.2019 LA Times: Business

Trump blamed the disaster of Somalia on Yovanovtch. He couldn't have been more ignorant.

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A sustainable food and land use transition could net $4.5 trillion economic boost 19.9.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
A landmark new report outlines the economic case for drastic changes to global systems.
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Letters to the Editor: Ending hunger in Afghanistan is our best hope for winning peace 3.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

After the U.S. withdraws its forces from Afghanistan, it must make sure that hunger relief organizations continue to receive funding.

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Congo Basin Deforestation Threatens Food and Water Supplies Throughout Africa 9.7.2019 WRI Stories
Congo Basin Deforestation Threatens Food and Water Supplies Throughout Africa Comments|Add Comment|PrintDeforestation rates in the Congo Basin are on the rise, particularly in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo by Molly Bergen/WRI Since famine ravaged Ethiopia in the 1980s, the country has consistently received humanitarian aid from foreign governments and NGOs. Now, it’s the world’s fastest-growing economy, attracting international investors and developers keen on boosting the country’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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'Bundles' of Live Worms Discovered Inside Four Year-old Boy's Stomach, Feeding Off His Small Bowel Contents 11.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Giant roundworm is the most common parasite in the world and can cause sufferers to cough as the worms move inside their body.
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Meat-eating Plant That Munches on Baby Salamanders Discovered in Canada's Little Bog of Horrors 10.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
While some of the salamanders survived in the bells for 19 days, others went from alert, active and swimming in the pitcher fluid to dead in three days.
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North Korea Drought: Lowest Rainfall in 100 Years Threatens Vital Crops 17.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The United Nations has said more than 10 million North Koreans are facing severe food shortages.
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They Tried to Reach Europe and Were Returned. Now they're trapped in Libya 15.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Women, men, and children held in nightmarish detention centers in Libya face an even greater risk to life and limb as rival factions escalate their fight for the Libyan capital of Tripoli.
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What's Your Moonshot? Meet the Man Using Fish Protein to Feed the Hungry 13.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of NASA astronauts landing on the moon, Newsweek is spotlighting pioneers in science and technology, highlighting their very own moonshots.
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Dead gray whale that washed up on San Francisco beach was hit by a ship 8.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A gray whale that was found dead on a San Francisco beach was hit by a ship, a necropsy on the animal shows.

The 41-foot-long adult female was spotted Monday at Ocean Beach.

The Marine Mammal Center says a necropsy performed Tuesday found the whale’s skull and upper vertebrae had fractures consistent...

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Evolution Is a Brutal, Uncaring Opponent That We Need to Outmanoeuvre 6.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Our ancestors were subjected to full-strength, undiluted, CFC-free, pure-organic, additive-free natural selection. The biggest recipients were young children, for which evolution had the greatest appetite of all.
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Our system for fighting malnutrition is broken 1.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Malnutrition clinics are either prohibitively distant or not accessible at all. There is a better way.
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Bad diets are responsible for more deaths than smoking, global study finds 4.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Some 11 million deaths annually are linked to diet-related diseases like diabetes and heart disease, a study finds. Researchers say that makes diet the leading risk factor for deaths around the world.
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Wherefore art thou, gnocchi-o? Fair Verona has another enduring love story 27.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Though the potato dumplings are found all over Italy, it's only in Verona that the dish inspired a pre-Lent holiday, complete with a parade, costumes and an elected Santa-esque figure, Papa del Gnoco.
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Flamethrower Executions and Death Camps in North Korea 26.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
North Korea's ruling regime keeps more than 100,000 individuals in death camps and has carried out a series of horrific executions.
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U.S. masses aid along Venezuelan border as some humanitarian groups warn of risks 16.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Some aid workers are being denounced as opposition activists and there are fears that all aid could be blocked. The situation could soon resemble a "medieval siege," warns an analyst in Caracas.
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