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The Poor Suffer From Hunger - Not the Munchies 22.11.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Thanksgiving is an occasion when we gather with our families for festive meals. It's also a time when many of us donate to help the less fortunate celebrate with their families. This holiday binds us all together: At least once a year, you should be able to sit around a table with your loved ones, enjoying turkey and mashed potatoes. If a bit of charity is needed to extend this joy to everyone, then many of us are glad to pitch in. But how about the other 364 days of the year? What do the hungry do then? Well, they better not be doing drugs, according to conservative governors like Scott Walker of Wisconsin. This notion falls in line with the image of the so-called "welfare queen," a cruel stereotype of public assistance recipients based on just one woman — a criminal named Linda Taylor , whose illegal activities went far beyond simply welfare fraud. In fact, she was suspected of murder. The typical face of public assistance probably looks a lot more like you — or me. Back in 2006, I got a glowing review ...
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The Poor Suffer from Hunger - Not the Munchies 22.11.2014 Truthout.com
Thanksgiving is an occasion when we gather with our families for festive meals. It's also a time when many of us donate to help the less fortunate celebrate with their families. This holiday binds us all together: At least once a year, you should be able to sit around a table with your loved ones, enjoying turkey and mashed potatoes. If a bit of charity is needed to extend this joy to everyone, then many of us are glad to pitch in. But how about the other 364 days of the year? What do the hungry do then? Well, they better not be doing drugs, according to conservative governors like Scott Walker of Wisconsin. This notion falls in line with the image of the so-called "welfare queen," a cruel stereotype of public assistance recipients based on just one woman — a criminal named Linda Taylor , whose illegal activities went far beyond simply welfare fraud. In fact, she was suspected of murder. The typical face of public assistance probably looks a lot more like you — or me. Back in 2006, I got a glowing review ...
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Three Loaves movement takes on hunger with real food for real people 15.11.2014 TreeHugger
Here's how you do hunger activism and community-building in an accessible, scalable, social, and fun manner, three loaves of bread at a time.
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US/India WTO Agreement: How Corporate Greed Trumps Needs of World's Poor and Hungry 14.11.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Responding to Climate Change from the Grassroots Up 8.11.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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The Right to Food: An Interview With Hilal Elver 8.11.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Hilal Elver is the United Nations' Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. She grew up in Turkey, where she earned her Ph.D. from the University of Ankara Law School and began her teaching career. Her expertise was soon pressed into government service when the Turkish government appointed her as the founding legal advisor to the Ministry of the Environment. Later, they asked her to serve as the General Director of Women's Status. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to the University of Michigan Ann Arbor Law School, where she worked on the International Environmental Law Convention on Hazardous Materials and International Rivers. Following that work, she was appointed by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) as Chair of Environmental Diplomacy at University of Malta. Returning to the U.S. in 1996, she resumed her university teaching career, while continuing to work on environmental issues, human security, climate change, and food security. She also earned a Doctor of Judicial Science (SJD) ...
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The Great Recession, Six Years Later: Uneven Recovery, Flawed Indicators, and a Struggling Working Class 7.11.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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We Could End Hunger If We Recovered Half Of The 1.3 Billion Tons Of Food Wasted Each Year 1.11.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Advocates claim a new, innovative website could help salvage some of the alarming amount of global food waste. The Global Community of Practice on Food Loss Reduction was launched last week by three United Nations agencies -- the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Program -- and aims to be a global resource for individuals and organizations hoping to curb food waste, according to a press release from the U.N. According to the World Food Program, about one in nine people -- or 805 million -- do not have enough food to live a healthy, active life, and developing regions of Africa and Asia are disproportionately affected by the crisis. If even just half of the 1.3 billion tons of wasted food every year went to hungry people, hunger would be eradicated, Reuters reported. "When food is saved, the resources used to produce it are saved ," Maria Helena Semedo, FAO deputy director general, Natural Resources, said in the press ...
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Ebola Outbreak Threatens Food Crisis in West Africa 23.10.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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8 ways Big Data helps improve global water and food security 22.10.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Information about water use and availability helps us learn how to best use this resource. If we can collect the pieces, we can solve the puzzle.

8 ways Big Data helps improve global water and food security
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How food waste differs around the world 16.10.2014 TreeHugger
About 24% of food calories produced for people get wasted on the journey from farm to plate. But how that happens is very different depending on where you live.
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How Starbucks and Green Mountain serve up shared value 16.10.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

The two coffee titans are addressing hunger and poverty in suppliers' communities while delivering value for their companies.

How Starbucks and Green Mountain serve up shared value
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Small Scale Food Producers are the Solution to the Global Food Crisis 16.10.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Without Its Farmers, South Sudan Remains Perilously Close to Famine 15.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
By Justus Liku, CARE's Emergency Food Security Director Family farms -- managed by a family, and reliant on their labor -- are an important part of rural development. In countries like South Sudan, they play a critical role in providing food security and livelihoods, managing natural resources, and building civil society through farmer organizations. The theme for this year's World Food Day is "family farming" but there's not a lot to celebrate in South Sudan. It hasn't been a good year for family farming here, and the specter of famine looms large. The conflict that began in South Sudan in December 2013 has disrupted every layer of life of this young nation. According to the UN, 1.4 million South Sudanese have been displaced, and almost half a million people have sought refuge in neighboring countries. The UN is currently hosting more than 99,000 South Sudanese in Protection of Civilian sites at its bases around the country. Many families have been destroyed, their meager farms left barren. South Sudan ...
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Food Sovereignty Prize to be Awarded October 15th at Iowa State Historical Building 15.10.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Hidden Hunger Strips Away Dignity, Perpetuates Inequality and Destroys South Africans’ Potential to Prosper 13.10.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Companies Working to Eliminate Hunger 11.10.2014 Environmental News Network
With a busy week behind you and the weekend within reach, there's no shame in taking things a bit easy on Friday afternoon. With this in mind, every Friday TriplePundit will give you a fun, easy read on a topic you care about. So, take a break from those endless email threads, and spend five minutes catching up on the latest trends in sustainability and business.
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Family Farmers, Not Green-Washed 'Climate Smart' Agriculture Is the Solution to Climate and Hunger 10.10.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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The World Bank Must Commit to Food Security 10.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The World Bank convenes its Annual Meeting this week in Washington DC to discuss how it can best raise the standard of living for the world's poorest inhabitants. Much will be said about bringing roads, electricity and infrastructure to underdeveloped regions. But how committed is the World Bank to the planet as a whole when it is doling out its loans? The World Bank has been a dominant force in global development, not just through the tens of billions of dollars it injects each year into the global economy, but because of its mission to reduce poverty, raise gender equality and reverse climate change. Such goals are foreign to an investment culture that thrives on deregulation and privatization of vanishing resources. This is what makes this moment so important. Leaked reports reveal that the World Bank's leaders are now considering abandoning its long established loan standards -- known as Social and Environmental Safeguards -- in an effort to compete with a new wave of extremely powerful development ...
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Of Food, Farmers and WTO’s Doublespeak 8.10.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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