Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other News

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WRF Leads Family Farming to Reduce Poverty and Boost Food Stability
The World Rural Forum (WRF), an association for meeting and examining rural development, led its campaign to reduce world hunger and poverty. The campaign compelled the U.N. General Assembly to...more



Hunger and Homelessness on the Rise in San Diego
An article on the World Socialist Web Site describes the increased impact the economic downturn has had on one community in San Diego, CA. Many immigrant families are experiencing increased...more

USDA Announces Loans and Grants to Support Rural Economic Development
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now soliciting applications for loans and grants to support community development projects, business expansion and job creation for rural economic...more

Behavioral Problems Associated with Soft Drink Consumption among Young Children
A new study set for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics finds that behavioral problems such as aggression, withdrawal and attention issues are linked to soft drink consumption in young...more

Incredible Towers In Ethiopia Harvest Clean Water from Air
An Italian designer and co-founder of Architecture And Vision, Arturo Vittori, devised a solution that would generate local jobs, and provide clean water in Ethiopia's mountainous regions. Called...more

Cafeteria Observation Study Finds Young Children Often Barely Take Healthy School Food Options
According to a new study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, school cafeterias may serve healthy food options but young schoolchildren often barely put it on their trays and eat...more

Virtual Foodbank Pairs Up Surplus With Scarcity
Aoibheann O'Brien and Iseult Ward, Trinity College graduates, have found an ingenious way to distribute food fare to the needy by connecting charities in need of food with businesses that have too...more

Department of Human Services Partners with Neighborhood House to Urge SNAP Participation in Hmong and Latino Communities
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) teamed up with Neighborhood House to bring awareness about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and reach out to Hmong and Latino...more

Food Stamps Saved Millions Out of Poverty in 2012
In the government's annual update on income, poverty and health insurance coverage, the report states that food stamps kept 4 million Americans out of poverty in 2012. The report finds that SNAP...more

Artisan Bakery Makes Bread Sustainable, Supports People with Mental Health Problems
Centre for Better Health, a Hackney community-based mental health charity, runs an artisan bakery called Better Health Bakery. The bakery offers people with mental health problems the opportunity...more






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UN Green Climate Funding Can Power the World’s Poor


UN Green Climate Funding Can Power the World’s Poor

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is setting up its new Green Climate Fund to “provide support to developing countries to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”




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