Considering the importance of the African continent for future food production, and that roughly 70% of its population are subsistence farmers, this is no idle question. But is the future of this region really dependent upon industrial agriculture methods, or is more organic and sustainable farming practices with emphasis on lower input farming the more […]
Holly Hirshberg and Pamela Price talk about fighting hunger in their inspirational presentation onfood security.
November 30, 2010 For children living in poverty and going to school in central and northeast Missouri, there is something to look forward to at the end of the week…their buddy pack. Nondescript backpacks are filled at the local food bank with food and snacks by volunteers. The program started just 5 years ago in […]
Jonathan Bloom, journalist, and author of Wasted Food Blog, lists out the practical steps for reducing individual food waste in the home.
From February 15 through March 15, 2010, the Blog For Food Campaign, a coordinated effort of participating Oregon bloggers, seeks to help Oregon Food Bank (OFB) raise funds to address the rising (and alarming) levels of hunger and food insecurity in the state. Sadly, Oregon has joined the ranks of four other states (Mississippi, Maine, […]
January 11, 2010 Navdanya, Vandana Shiva’s website, reports even the simplest, most common foods, are rapidly climbing beyond the reach of many. “In 2007 the food price index calculated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) rose by nearly 40 percent, compared with 9 percent the year before, and in the […]
In this final segment, Marion Kalb, director of the Farm To School program, suggests practical ways to work with food service director and others to bring fresh, locally produced foods into the school cafeteria lunchroom. Kalb shares success stories of schools in different areas of the country that have offered kids fresh vegetables and fruits, […]
In this story, 2 working parents strive to put healthy food on the table for their family. It’s not always an easy task.
While some may call it “class warfare”, to others like Joel Berg, income inequality in America is fundamentally unjust.
It’s not a pretty picture. This gritty reality may force a re-examination of our values and our beliefs about people caught within the throes of poverty.