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Five year independence celebrated in hunger

Ongoing insecurity, high food prices, and major food deficits have pushed large numbers of already vulnerable people in South Sudan over the edge, leaving them struggling to meet their basic survival needs.

Powerful first voice video Link

all Video and photos: Guy Calaf for Action Against Hunger-USA

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22 years old Agauwol Akec, sustenance farmer and mother of 5 children, collects weeds and branches to build a hut for a neighbor in the hopes of getting payed some small cash or some food, in her home village of Yargot, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan on May 7th, 2016.

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Malnutrition – If you had $75 billion for worthwhile causes, where should you start?

The problem of widespread undernutrition: Around 165 million pre school children suffer from chronic undernutrition. Because of inadequate food intake, repeated infection or both they fail to grow at the same rate as healthy, well-fed children.

In 2004, 2008 and 2012, the Copenhagen Consensus Centre held a series of global conferences. At each, an expert panel, including four Nobel Laureates, looked at twelve major global challenges, deliberating the question: “If you had $75 billion for worthwhile causes, where should you start?” read more

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Mark Bittman – How to Change the Food System

During the New York Times ‘Food for Tomorrow’ conference, Mark Bittman shares some of his thoughts in this video. He says, “The slogan should not be ‘let’s feed the world’, but ‘let’s end poverty’. That may not be profitable. But this isn’t about the business of agriculture, it’s about justice and political power.”

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Mark Bittman - How to Change the Food System

 


Anthony Suau’s Organic Rising

You are what you eat.” We’ve all heard it, but the saying doesn’t seem as simple as it used to. The question of a healthy diet now extends beyond “broccoli or beef?” These days, we’re left wondering how substances like pesticides, antibiotics, and GMOs affect us when we consume them. We’re not even sure how to tell which ones end up on the table. Link

 

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The Faces of Food Stamps

 

 

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Jennifer Noonan at home with her two children, Portland, Ore. Before the cut, she was receiving $524/month in SNAP benefits. Now she receives $475/month.

Read more: Portraits of Food Stamp Recipients in the Wake of Program Cuts – LightBox

Jeff Riedel for TIME

http://lightbox.time.com/2014/03/31/people-on-food-stamps/#ixzz2xYBk0Ala


Hunger in Kenya

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West Pokot, at the edge of the Rift Valley in Kenya, is a vast county where luscious green mountains meet scorched savanna. Action Against Hunger and the Kenyan Ministry of Health are supporting families with malnourished children across the county, as well as addressing some of the difficulties they face in accessing treatment. Photo by: Samuel Hauenstein Swan  link


The Subterranean Farms of Tokyo

While we’re on the subject of things agricultural and of things covered by just about everyone long before today, there is Pasona O2, a subterranean farm cultivated inside a former bank vault beneath a high rise building in one of Tokyo’s business districts. link

 

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