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October 2, 2012

Free Lunch? 

A man with his pants pocket turned inside out, signifying that he's got no money.

Panera’s Pay-What-You-Can Project

The baked-goods giant is quietly unveiling donation-based shops to draw attention to food insecurity. The trick is staying solvent.

September 6, 2012

Food Insecurity 

SNAP and hershey bars

Food Stamp Usage Reaches Record High

Hunger continues to be a major challenge as new data from the USDA shows food insecurity and food stamp participation are on the rise.

July 11, 2012

Feuding Farm Bills 

The outside of a factory wall with a large graphic that says

Farm Bill Ping-Pong: House Edition

The House Agriculture Committee began voting through proposed amendments today in the hope of getting the bill through the committee this week.

June 19, 2012

Farm Bill, Finally 

Image of an old red barn with a silo in the background and side building surrounding.

Senate Might Pass Farm Bill This Week

Following weeks of heated debate, the farm bill is expected to go up for a vote in the Senate this week.

May 28, 2012

Eat My Food 

orange tree

Gardener Seeks Eater: Finding Good Homes For Excess Produce

Pick My Crop connects gardeners with excess produce with eaters in their area to save fresh food from a rotten fate.

February 8, 2012

Young Seedlings 

organic farm

As Farmers Age, A New Crop Looks To The Land

New farmers are leaving the suburbs and rat race for a life on the land, and the government is taking notice.

January 15, 2012

World Hunger 

tomatoes

What Can Be Done About Food Waste?

One-third of the world's food goes to waste. However, one single country or practice isn't to blame.

November 8, 2011

Dumpster Diving 

kitty_dive

For Grad Student, A Trash Can Is No Obstacle For Food

Can you imagine the food inside a trash can on your plate? A Seattle graduate student is asking you to do just that.

October 11, 2011

Childhood Hunger 

sesame street

Children’s Hunger Addressed On Sesame Street

Sunday's Sesame Street special introduced Lily, a seven-year-old pink Muppet who didn't always have enough to eat.

September 14, 2011

Wake Up Call 

empty plate

Hunger At Home: Food Insecurity Still A Problem

Nearly one in three households categorized as "food insecure" had to cut back or alter their eating habits for lack of food.

February 28, 2011

World Food Crisis 

Melinda and Bill Gates

Gates Foundation Gives $70 Million To Address World Food Crisis

The Gates Foundation hopes to address hunger in developing nations by financing agricultural research. But beware - Monsanto is involved.

February 12, 2011

Climate Change 

Wheat

Wheat For The Next Generation

Scientists are working to develop wheat that can resist drought and feed the 2.3 billion people predicted to live on Earth in the next 50 years.

February 9, 2011

Farming For The Hungry 

Squash

Gleaners Tackle Hunger By Fighting Waste

As hunger continues to rise in the United States, gleaners helps save crops for those in need.

February 1, 2011

Food Science 

olive oil bottle

Olive Oil: The Key To Feeling Fuller Longer

Feeling full longer might soon be a possibility, Nestlé researchers say, and olive oil may be the solution.

January 13, 2011

Hunger Issues 

two food graphs

World Food Prices Soar To 20-Year High

The United Nations reports the prices of food commodities are at an all-time high. Harsh weather conditions around the world could push them even higher.

December 20, 2010

Community Kitchens 

black and white photo of serving line

Hungry For The Holidays: Fighting Food Insecurity

Next to Thanksgiving, Christmas is the busiest time of year for the folks at the Community Kitchen of Monroe County and the Hoosier Hills Food Bank.

November 19, 2010

Holiday Favorites 

turkey painted with a hand

Thanksgiving Sides: Fried Green Tomatoes, Savory Pumpkin

We’re getting ready for Thanksgiving with savory pumpkin slices and killer fried green tomatoes. And, Christine Barbour can't live without sweet potatoes.

November 19, 2010

Food And Health 

Food Insecurity in the U.S.

Hunger In America Increases, Studies Find

Recent studies published by the USDA and Feeding America find that food insecurity has increased in the United States.

October 13, 2010

Fighting Hunger 

man preparing sorghum

What Will End Global Hunger?

With an ever expanding population added to the millions already experiencing hunger, how can individuals and governments feed everyone in the future?

June 22, 2010

Eating Meat 

Goats feeding from a trough

Report: Animals Consume More Than Half Of World Crops

A new report reassessed how agricultural resources are used around the world and found that animals - not humans - consume more than half of the world's crops.

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