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Josette Sheeran: Ending hunger now

Josette Sheeran, the head of the UN’s World Food Program, talks about why, in a world with enough food for everyone, people still go hungry, still die of starvation, still use food as a weapon of war. Her vision: “Food … Continue reading

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High steaks: Meat eaters’ climate impact

A comparison of the relative climate impact of a reduction in your meat consumption remains one of the report’s best features. For example: If you eat one less burger a week, it’s like taking your car off the road for … Continue reading

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Food crises: five priorities for the G20

Hunger is not a natural disaster – it’s a political problem. And G20 leaders can and must act to end this scandal In the fight to address global food crises, will the French presidency at theG20 summit succeed where others have failed? On … Continue reading

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Obesity in the U.S.: American Life Expectancy Falling Dramatically

Though we’re supposedly the greatest nation the world, one place America definitely isn’t the best is life expectancy, according to a new report from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (PDF). While even our next-door neighbors in Canada are … Continue reading

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When Food Kills

The deaths of 31 people in Europe from a little-known strain of E. coli have raised alarms worldwide, but we shouldn’t be surprised. Our food often betrays us. Just a few days ago, a 2-year-old girl in Dryden, Va., died in a hospital after … Continue reading

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US universities in Africa ‘land grab’

Harvard and other major American universities are working through Britishhedge funds and European financial speculators to buy or lease vast areas of African farmland in deals, some of which may force many thousands of people off their land, according to a … Continue reading

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How to feed 90 million people

Every year, WFP feeds around 90 million people all over the world. But how do we do it? WORLDFOODPROGRAM

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Give a man a fish?

WORLDFOODPROGRAM You’ve probably heard the old adage about “giving a man a fish”. It’s better to teach him to fish, right? Well, sort of. Helping people who “need fish” in real life is a little more complicated than that. This … Continue reading

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Genetically engineered salmon’s fishy promises

For those who follow the theater of food politics, particularly the underwater portion of the drama, AquaBounty’s AquAdvantage genetically engineered salmon has played something of leading role for two decades, dating back to the 1990s when the fish was first … Continue reading

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Watch Your (Fo)odometer!

Watch Your (Fo)odometer! Interested in eating less oil? In this VideoNation/Hidden Driver report, animator Molly Schwartz keeps track of how many miles your food travels from field to fork.  

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