Thought-provoking articles that deal with hunger and the issues involved in meeting the hunger challenge.
Here is another one you can't make up. An article in Pediatrics, entitled "Malnutrition and the role of the soft drink industry in improving child health in sub-Saharan Africa," advocates for fortifying soft drinks with micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). a
Partnerships between the private sector and international developmental agencies are breeding success in tackling malnutrition in the world’s poorest. An event in New York City, hosted by BASF, the Micronutrient Initiative, and the UN Global Compact, brought together about 100 nutrition experts from the private sector and international developmental agencies attended, to discuss how to capitalize on the private sector’s global reach and distribution systems to combat malnutrition.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will launch an important new phase of life-saving food assistance to Tuberculosis (TB) patients in Tajikistan, along with their family members, with the goal of building on past successes in increasing cure rates and lowering death rates from the disease, according to the WFP CO in Tajikistan.
It is lamentable that the deep and persistent economic woes in the U.S. and Europe are breeding a certain dangerous myopia in international development affairs. “Americans are more resolute in their desire to put their own house in order,” notes the Chicago Council’s report on its fascinating 2010 national survey of American public opinion. It is very aptly titled, “Constrained Internationalism: Adapting to New Realities.”
Rising food prices and shortages could cause instability in many countries as the cost of staple foods and vegetables reached their highest levels in two years, with scientists predicting further widespread droughts and floods.