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Pope Francis: Wasting Food is like Stealing from the Poor
Originally Posted: 06/06/2013 - 10:42am | Type: Blog

Pope Francis condemns consumerism and the "culture of waste" especially pertaining to food. On Wednesday during his weekly address, Pope Francis condemned consumerism a ...

Are Women the Secret Weapon in Battle for Food Security?
Originally Posted: 03/05/2013 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

Empowering women at every level of society would dramatically reduce hunger and malnutrition, according to a top UN official On Monday, Olivier De Schutter, U.N. special rapporteu ...

The Fiscal Cliff: Mommas Said Knock You Out
Originally Posted: 11/09/2012 - 12:47pm | Type: Blog

Under sequestration, the U.S. foreign aid that has made such a tremendous difference in Ethiopia and in the lives of countless millions of desperately poor Africans (and others) is in grave jeopardy. ...

What Americans Think About U.S. Foreign Aid Might Surprise You
Originally Posted: 10/24/2012 - 7:23am | Type: Blog

It might come as a surprise to learn that less than one percent of the U.S. budget is spent on foreign assistance. It might even be shocking to discover that, despite this relatively small amount, these funds ...

Why I am Joining the Fast: Global Hunger is Getting Worse
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

After my teenage granddaughter returned recently from a service experience in Uganda, sponsored by American Jewish World Service, she remarked that she would never again say she's "starving" on ...

Preparation for the Poor: Why Climate Funding Can't Wait
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

The effects of climate change -- coastal flooding, stronger storms, spreading vector-borne diseases like malaria, and changes in rainfall patterns -- are already taking their toll on marginalized p ...

Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

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Hungry Americans
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 3:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi While some U.S. households are cutting out entertainment to make ends meet during the economic recession, others are going hu ...

Make Your Wish List a Giving List
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

I have mixed feelings about wish lists. They rob Christmas of creativity, surprise, and personal contact, but they make shopping much, much easier. I have mixed feelings about wis ...

A Thanksgiving Reflection on Food
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

The United States is a country that is at once overweight and hungry. There are those among us who are overweight and obese. There are those among us who live with food insecurity. ...

Low-Hanging Fruit in the Fight Against World Hunger
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

The World Summit on Food Security ended today in Rome, with words about cutting hunger, but no real progress on one of hunger's key causes: <a href="http://stopgamblingonhunger.com/?cat=17"&g ...

Listening to Poor People 'Offstage'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I have a neighbor who has a little maxim he uses to explain much of what he sees on the news or reads about in the local paper. I have a neighbor who has a little maxim he uses to ...

Tutu Confronts ANC, Zimbabwe Launches Recovery Program
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

It has been another week of high drama in South Africa and more mixed news from Zimbabwe. In South Africa three key issues have dominated public debate. It has been another week o ...

Obama and the G-20
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Next week, leaders of the G-20, the 19 countries with the largest economies and the European Union, will meet in London. Next week, leaders of the G-20, the 19 countries with the ...

Something Rotten?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Alexis Vaughan Globally, the price of food is skyrocketing, causing r ...

Growing Power
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ragan Sutterfield The Foods Resource Bank Bridges the rural-urban divide through farming and giving. Growing a ...

Planting Justice for Farmers
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg How to stop fueling the agribusiness model. From the barley fields of ancient Israel to the ...

Food First
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kimberly Burge An uphill battle looms on the farm bill. Have you eaten today? Fed dinner to the family, g ...

All We Hunger For
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Good food is much more than a matter of taste. My mother was a Depression baby in rural North Car ...