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We tried the miracle fruit that some scientists say could end world hunger as 'carnitas' — and it was unreal

It started out with a hankering for tacos.<p>My partner and I were out of both the chicken and the ground soy crumbles I often substitute for beef (I think they taste better, and my partner is vegetarian). A friend at the office suggested I try jackfruit, a fleshy, yellowish fruit native to South and …

The Genetic Revolution Could Curb World Hunger And Pesticide Use

But only if it avoids the GMO trap.<p>The genetic revolution is coming to your dinner plate.<p>Over the past year or so, researchers around the world have begun using a new gene-editing technique that has the potential to help stop world hunger, end the use of pesticides and improve our health.<p>The …

This Tiny Mushroom Could Pave The Way To Curbing World Hunger

The genetically-altered mushroom was cleared by the USDA.<p>Prepare for prettier produce, people.<p>In the future, you may notice that your white button mushrooms stay fresh-looking longer and take more time to turn brown. That's because last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed it will not …

Ending Hunger for Good

<i>World Hunger Day is May 28. Let's talk about ending hunger for good.</i><p>On May 28, groups around the world will come together to honor World Hunger Day, a day that aims to raise awareness about the 795 million people who live in chronic hunger worldwide. It is also a day to foster a dialogue on …

#WorldHungerDay: A Celebration?

Saturday, May 28th was World Hunger Day. News stories, blogs, social media, and organizations were abuzz about global hunger. Everyone agrees that in this day and age, it's unacceptable for anyone to go hungry. Awareness of global hunger is the first step in eliminating it, so this is a good …

World Without Hunger Art Quilt Exhibit

Can Arable’s IoT tech end world hunger?

In a time of technological, medical and social advances, it’s hard to believe that 795 million people still go hungry around the world. When we learned from one new concept that data acquired through an IoT device could end this, our interest is piqued.<p>Arable has created PulsePod, an IoT device …

Internet of Things

If You Want to Solve World Hunger, First Understand Farmers

On January 1, 2016, the new United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came into effect, creating a new international development agenda for the next 15 years. These 17 goals will mobilize international agencies, governments, NGOs, and the private sector to help tackle such enduring …

How "Ugly" Food is Helping End World Hunger

About 2.9 trillion pounds of perfectly good food are wasted each year, that's enough to feed each of the 800 million people suffering from hunger—twice. Tristram Stuart, a 38-year-old London-born activist and chef, has devoted himself to ending the waste with an event called “Feeding the 5,000”—a …

World hunger: What are the most undernourished countries?

The world is still blighted by hunger, with some countries having almost half their population unable to get enough food on a daily basis<p>There are around 795 million people who are undernourished around the world, the majority of which are in Africa and Asia.<p>This number has fallen by 167 million …

World Food Day 2015: Five facts about millions trapped in hunger and poverty

World Food Day is marked on 16 October to raise awareness of the challenges of addressing world hunger and encourage people to get involved in the …

I tried a strange fruit some scientists think could solve world hunger

The fruit in question is called breadfruit, and few people outside the Pacific Islands know about its existence — or its potential.<p>Breadfruit is found everywhere throughout the Pacific Islands, including Hawaii. It grows on tall trees in many places with sunny, hot, and humid climates.<p><b>And since an</b> …

Food powder made from expired produce may help end world hunger

The global amount of food wasted each year is an estimated 1.76 billion tons — that's $750 billion in terms of economic loss, according to the United …

CFS: A Real Solution For World Hunger

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How To End World Hunger