Posts Tagged 'Feeding a Hungry Planet'

Toensing, McMillan: Hunger no longer affects ‘marginal’ populations

Toensing, McMillan: Hunger no longer affects ‘marginal’ populations

In 1968, CBS Reports showed a documentary called “Hunger in America.” The film illustrated the face of late ’60s poverty: uneducated, unemployed men and women raising skinny-legged kids in run-down shacks. Senior citizens and children were the worst affected. One in 20 Americans at the time struggled with hunger, a figure just above the unemployment rate.

Young Readers open wide for this week’s book selection

Young Readers open wide for this week’s book selection

This week, young readers will travel to 21 countries, meet 25 families and learn about more than 500 meals, all while leaving their passports at home. From learning of Nadia Ahmed’s Okra Tagine with Mutton from Egypt to going through the supermarket aisles with the Cavens of California, this week’s read not only teases the palate but dishes out food for thought.

Edelman: Government needs to re-evaluate priorities to fight poverty

Edelman: Government needs to re-evaluate priorities to fight poverty

America has been fighting poverty for more than 50 years. It’s a continuous, uphill battle, but Peter Edelman insists that, despite the 46 million people living below the poverty line, Americans have not lost the fight. Keeping the beast at bay has been a success, and there is hope on the horizon. The nation just has to band together in political and civil cooperation to make it happen.

Dimick, Richardson illustrate world agriculture

Dimick, Richardson illustrate world agriculture

“Food transforms the world’s landscapes,” said Dennis Dimick, executive environmental editor at National Geographic. “Forty percent of the land area of the Earth has been transformed for agriculture.” Those transformations and the many faces behind it were vibrantly presented to the Amphitheater audience on Monday as Dimick, joined by National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson, showed photographs from their 25-year collaboration exploring the world’s agricultural systems.