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Thought-provoking articles that deal with hunger and the issues involved in meeting the hunger challenge.

10 February 2010

Three Years On: FEEDing Globally... And Locally

Three years ago, I was working as a U.S. Spokesperson for the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) and met Lauren Bush, a Princeton student, who designed a bag that would feed kids around the world in school. In February 2007, Lauren and I co-founded FEED Projects, a small (ahem, two-person) company with the mission of selling these "FEED" bags to support WFP's international school feeding efforts.

the Huffington Post (USA)
28 January 2010

Outrage and Inspire

His travels may take him to Ethiopia, Malawi, Lesotho or to the far corners of Ireland. His meetings may be with heads of state, parliamentarians, budgetary bean counters or with farmers and school children. His missions may range from promoting new conservation tilling techniques to considering the role of breast pumps in improving infant nutrition in Africa.

Global Food for Thought
27 January 2010

How to feed people and save the planet

Barely had the dust settled in the wake of Haiti’s worst earthquake in two centuries when international aid agencies began the rush to help. A priority was to feed the devastated Caribbean country’s population. Yet added to immediate catastrophes such as Haiti’s is the long-term need to secure global food supplies in the face of rising population, climate change and climbing food prices.
Financial Times
20 January 2010

Outrage & Inspire

They were listening in the hills of Rwanda a year ago when a new American president, this one with African lineage, took the oath of office. Minutes into his inaugural address, Barack Obama stirred their hopes: “To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow, to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds.”
Global Food for Thought
20 January 2010

Urgent action needed to tackle malnutrition

Science can help design strategies to tackle malnutrition. The challenge is turning this knowledge into action. Improving nutrition in the developing world has never been more important. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, more than a billion people — one sixth of the global population — have a diet so poor they may be severely underweight, have stunted growth, or lack the vitamins and minerals they need for good health (all are aspects of severe malnutrition, or undernutrition).
Scidev Net


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