The Chautauqua Institution teamed up with National Geographic, along with Wegmans, to discuss the global food shortage and hunger. Experience the Week Two morning lectures and speakers all over again through the Chautauquans busy tweeting and Instagramming in this week’s Storify recap.
Two billion people on this planet rely on the ocean for the majority of their protein consumption.
Brazil may have been the site of a critical loss for the U.S. soccer team Tuesday. Here on the grounds of Chautauqua, however, a Brazilian that same day enjoyed a musical triumph.
The first time Barton Seaver was on the Amphitheater stage, it was 2012’s week on “Water Matters.”
The Chautauqua Foundation, in partnership with the Athenaeum Hotel, presented a Farm-to-Table benefit dinner for the Chautauqua Fund in the hotel’s parlor this past Sunday.
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.
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.
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.
Hunger in the United States looks different than anywhere else in the world, according to National Geographic photographer Amy Toensing.
“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.