Food Security

Food security

Adequate access to food is a universal right. Since the early 1990s, although concerns of overconsumption and a lack of vitamins and minerals have …

Agriculture

This incredible vertical farm skyscraper could feed an entire town

Every year, the design magazine eVolo holds a competition for the most ground-breaking skyscraper concepts.<p>This year's first place winner is the Mashambas skyscraper, a vertical farm tower that would be able to feed an entire town in sub-Saharan Africa. The conceptual skyscraper could also be …

Aquaculture

The demand for 'local' food is growing — here's why investors should pay attention

Everyone needs food—and we can tell you something that American consumers want with increasing fervency: local food.<p>They want to know where their food comes from, how it was made and by whom. They want the transparency that is required to know its source.<p>They’re even willing to pay a little more …

Farming

Trump's Proposed Budget Would Slash Funding to Developing Countries

Disease prevention, food security, climate change, and human rights are at stake.<p>In March, the White House released Donald Trump’s “skinny” federal budget proposal, which included his recommendation to slash USAID and the State Department’s budget by $10.1 billion, or 28% from the 2017 budget, …

Foreign Policy

Yemen Summit Hailed As 'Remarkable Success,' But Millions Still Need Life-Saving Aid

"Yemen is at serious risk of plunging into famine ... We are in a race against time.”<p>Members of the international community pledged to meet just over half of the United Nations’ $2.1 billion appeal to support crisis-afflicted Yemenis at a summit in Geneva on Tuesday, which U.N. Secretary General …

World Food Program

Govt aims record foodgrain production in FY18

The government is aiming to achieve an all-time high 273 million tonnes of foodgrain production in the 2017-18 crop year beginning July, anticipating …

Agriculture

A look at the conflict in Yemen as donors pledge $1B in aid

For more than two years, Yemen has been in the grip of a conflict between a Saudi-led military coalition and Shiite rebels that has driven the Arab …

Yemen

People are furious after Tory politician's "abhorrent" comment on child hunger

Former Tory MP Edwina Currie has been mocked for a 'ridiculous' comment on child hunger.<p>Currie, who was in the late '80s a junior health minister in …

World Politics

The UN Wants to Accept Bitcoin And Ethereum – And Soon

The United Nations (UN) is in the final stages of what could be one of the most epic blockchain projects of all time.<p>After successfully using the …

World Food Program

A child in Yemen dies every 10 minutes as humanitarian aid funding falls short, U.N. says

The head of the United Nations stood in front of a room full of global leaders Tuesday and made a plaintive plea: “On average, a child under the age of 5 dies of preventable causes in Yemen every 10 minutes,” António Guterres said. “This means 50 children in Yemen will die during today’s …

World Food Program

UNICEF and WFP: Race against Time to Save Millions of Lives in Yemen

Yemen

World Food Program

Small farmers are the future of global food security

Smallholder farmers have become the most important piece of the global agricultural system. Small farmers feed close to 80 percent of the total …

Agriculture

PETA Writes To PM Modi Urging A Ban On Meat Products From Menus At Govt Events

Animal welfare group PETA India on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "ban" all meat products from menus at all government meetings and …

Environment

News Article: Using real-time satellite data to track water productivity in agriculture

Watering crops in the Democratic Republic of Congo.<p><b>20 April 2017, Rome -</b> Measuring how efficiently water is used in agriculture, particularly in …

Water

Feeding America wants to wipe out hunger and food waste with the power of a single app

The biggest hunger relief organization in the U.S. is using technology to help restaurants, grocery stores, and other businesses fight food waste.<p>In honor of Earth Day on Saturday, Feeding America launched a new tech platform called MealConnect. As its name implies, the free service taps into the …

Agriculture

Joshua Dysart & UN Tackle World Hunger in Living Level-3: South Sudan

Harbinger scribe Joshua Dysart reveals the next chapter of his collaboration with the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP).

World Food Program

Tens Of Thousands Of British Schoolchildren Will Go Hungry This Summer

A report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger says that up to three million children could be at risk of going hungry this summer. Teachers told BuzzFeed News they had stepped in to feed hungry children.<p>Tens of thousands of children across the UK go hungry this summer without the help …

Education

Caisse de dépôt to invest $125 mln in Québec agri-food industry

<b>Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec</b> has created a $125 million fund to invest in Québec’s agri-food industry. The fund, <b>Fonds agroalimentaire CDPQ</b>, …

Agriculture

Weird weather means wonky asparagus – at lower prices

This year’s crop has grown into odd shapes, prompting Morrisons to sell one of the UK’s most expensive vegetables cheaply<p>A wonky version of one of the UK’s most expensive vegetables, asparagus, has gone on sale this week for just £1 at a major supermarket chain, in a drive to stop the crop – …

Budgeting

US: Famine Could Be Cause of Uptick in Piracy off Somalia

U.S. officials are reluctant to label a recent spike in piracy off the waters of Somalia as a trend. "We're not ready to say there is a trend there …

World Food Program

Amid global donor fatigue, UN asks new billions for famine relief

Amid dire predictions of mass starvation, the United Nations is calling on the developed world to pour billions of dollars into humanitarian relief in Africa, starting with Yemen, where a two-year civil war and drought have displaced more than 3 million people.<p>The question is, will the world …

Africa

What India needs to do to address its food-water-energy nexus

New technologies provide new opportunities and solutions.<p>A graphene-based membrane produced by the Graphene Centre at the University of Manchester …

Water

Govt pledges $10m aid for Yemen's starved

A $10 million Australian contribution to give life-saving food, water and healthcare to people cast into poverty and starvation by Yemen's civil war …

World Food Program

Skype's billionaire cofounder funded a startup that delivers fresh local produce

Niklas Zennström, the cofounder and former CEO of Skype, has backed fresh produce delivery startup Farmdrop in a £7 million round through his Atomico fund.<p>New investors included SwiftKey CEO and cofounder Jon Reynolds, and Saracens Rugby club chairman Nigel Wray. ASOS cofounder Quentin Griffith, a …

Startups

From the archives: Famine stalked Montreal

This story was first published on April 22, 2007, in the Montreal Gazette.<p>“An Act of Ordinance, for the Relief of the Poor, in the Loan of Seeds for …

Canadian News

Bristol NASCAR race day weather forecast: Wet all day (and night) Sunday

Storm system moving through the Tennessee Valley will make for a wet day at Bristol Motor Speedway<p>It is going to be a wet day at Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday for the Monster Energy Cup Series Food City 500. Storm system will continue to spread moisture and rain over eastern Tennessee all day and …

NASCAR

What a waste: Malaysia's struggle with excess food

KUALA LUMPUR: The 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers are among the tallest buildings in the world, looming over Kuala Lumpur at 1,483 feet. Now, imagine …

Agriculture

Trump: The Hunger President

There are now 1.4 million children at risk of dying from famine.<p>“One death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.”<p>The quote comes from Stalin. The policy comes from Donald Trump.<p>Trump famously changed his policy on Syria after seeing photographs of a couple Syrian children killed by a …

Yemen

Washington siblings raise nearly $110,000 to feed hungry

Aidan Ryan plans to study finance at the University of San Diego, making his efforts to raise funds for local food banks a kind of entry-level lesson …

Poverty

World Bank’s 2017 Atlas of SDGs Provides Tool for Tracking Implementation

• The ‘2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals’ includes over 150 maps and data visualizations to assist with efforts to track progress in …

Data Visualization