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July 22, 2013

Poisoning 

bihar

Children Die In India After Consuming Free School Lunch

23 children have died and more sickened after consuming tainted school lunch in the Indian state of Bihar.

July 4, 2013

More Mouths To Feed 

farmland aerial view

Projected Yields Fall Short Of Feeding The World By 2050

To avoid a looming hunger crisis, experts say it's critical to boost the viability of food we already have by improving access and distribution.

May 17, 2013

Holy Miracles, Batman! 

Farm land dotted with round hay bales.

Farm Bill Progress, Finally

After months of political gridlock, new farm legislation may be in sight.

May 3, 2013

EBT Accepted Here 

Stacks of wooden nickels, worth a dollar each.

USDA: New Grants To Help Farmers Markets Take SNAP Payments

The USDA has announced new funding to encourage broader acceptance of SNAP benefits at farmers markets.

December 21, 2012

Food And Finance 

twenty dollar bill and gambling chips

Food Prices Remain High Amid Speculation

Hunger affects nearly one billion people worldwide. High food prices are a factor, but what drives food prices?

December 5, 2012

Food Stamps 

cory-booker

New Jersey Mayor Takes On Food Stamp Challenge

850,000 Americans receive SNAP benefits each month. This week, Newark mayor Cory Booker is putting himself in their shoes.

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.

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