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Hunger Spreads in Somalia as Militants Block Towns

posted on June 6, 2014 at 10:58 AM

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Severe hunger is spreading in southern Somalia where militants have encircled several towns in the control of African Union forces, preventing food deliveries there, residents and officials say. Deaths from... Full Story

GMO Proponents Awarded World Food Prize

posted on October 18, 2013 at 5:32 PM

GMO Proponents Awarded World Food Prize
The United Nations estimates that there are 842 million undernourished people in the world today. While the number has declined slightly in recent years, more than 20,000 people die every day due to hunger. Full Story

Program Sends Surplus Corn to Hungry Americans

posted on September 27, 2013 at 3:29 PM

The program is made possible through the donations and expertise of some of the biggest names in agriculture, including Cargill, General Mills, Seneca, Birds Eye, and Supervalu. Full Story

Free School Meals

posted on September 6, 2013 at 1:14 PM

BOSTON (AP) — Some students toted lunchboxes to the first day of school in Boston this week, but district administrators are expecting that could become a more unusual sight as parents learn about a federal program that is now providing all... Full Story

UN: Put The Bite On Bugs

posted on May 24, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Scientists who have studied the nutritional value of edible insects have found that red ants, small grasshoppers and some water beetles pack enough protein to rank with lean ground beef while having less fat per gram. Full Story

What They Eat Might Be Bugging You

posted on May 24, 2013 at 2:55 PM

The Market for edible bugs and worms that can help meet global food demand is expected to grow 60 percent by 2050. Full Story

Howard Buffett helps start rural feeding program

posted on April 20, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Farmer and philanthropist Howard G. Buffett, son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, wants to enlist fellow food producers in a new campaign to fight hunger in rural America. Full Story

EU cuts funding to poorest citizens

posted on October 21, 2011 at 4:21 PM

European Union nations confirmed plans on Thursday to cut over three-quarters in funding for a program that helps feed 18 million of its poorest citizens. Full Story

Market to Market (October 14, 2011)

posted on October 14, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Market to Market (October 14, 2011)
Full Program: USDA increases its estimates on domestic grain ending stocks. Congress approves three long-awaited unilateral trade agreements. And the World Food Prize honors two leaders for alleviating poverty and hunger. Those stories and market analysis with... Full Story

Former Presidents win World Food Prize

posted on October 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM

Former Presidents win World Food Prize
According to the United Nations World Food Programme, there are 925 million undernourished people in the world today. Hunger and malnutrition pose the single-greatest risk to global health — greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Full Story

Pope Denounces Commodities Speculation

posted on July 1, 2011 at 12:07 PM

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI denounced speculation in commodities markets Friday and demanded a global response to high food prices based on solidarity, not profit. Full Story

Brazil's Graziano Elected Chief of UN Food Agency

posted on July 1, 2011 at 12:07 PM

ROME (AP)—Jose Graziano da Silva of Brazil was elected on Sunday as director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization, the U.N agency tasked with reducing world hunger at a time of near-record high food prices. Full Story

World Farm Groups Demand Regulation

posted on June 24, 2011 at 1:06 PM

BRUSSELS (AP) — Farm groups from around the globe Monday demanded further regulation they said is necessary to rein in commodity traders and stop the price volatility that has cut into their incomes. Full Story

Former Ghana and Brazil Presidents Awarded Food Prize

posted on June 24, 2011 at 12:06 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Former presidents of Ghana and Brazil will receive the World Food Prize for their successful efforts to reduce by half the number of people in their countries who suffer from hunger and poverty, the prize's foundation... Full Story

House Rejects Farm Subsidy Cuts in Spending Bill

posted on June 17, 2011 at 4:06 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House voted to slash domestic and international food aid Thursday while rejecting cuts to farm subsidies. Full Story
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