A new United Nations report examines how global warming and land interact in a vicious cycle. Human-caused climate change is dramatically degrading the land, while the way people use the land is making global warming worse.
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
For now, the problem isn’t that there’s not enough food on the planet to feed everyone. The problem is how much food is wasted.
By Bryan Wood
In North Korea, hunger is pervasive, and medical supplies are inadequate, in part because of U.S. and U.N. sanctions. While China and South Korea are offering humanitarian assistance, U.S. officials fear aid would be usurped by the government rather than…
By Nick Schifrin
In the African Sahel, located between the Sahara Desert and the equator, the climate has long been inhospitable. But now rising temperatures have caused prolonged drought and unpredictable weather patterns, exacerbating food shortages, prompting migration and contributing to instability in…
By Mike Cerre
By PBS NewsHour
An Iowa program aims to fix two problems: food insecurity and deer overpopulation. Dubbed Help Us Stop Hunger, Iowa’s Department of Natural Resources has leveraged Iowa’s popular deer hunting industry into more than 10 million meals for the needy. Special…
A brutal, three-year civil war in Yemen has drawn in regional and global powers, led to the fastest growing cholera epidemic and, perhaps soon, famine. A Saudi coalition is lifting a recent blockade on the country after aid groups warned…
By Lora Strum
Some 50 million Americans struggle to put food on the the table. Join us at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3 for a Twitter chat on the issue and what can be done about it.
By PBS NewsHour
Summertime is supposed to be fun for children and families, but for millions, the absence of free school meals or discounted lunches is a cause for worry. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week reports from Nebraska on how food…
By Jon Frandsen, Stateline
As much as 40 percent of all food in the United States is thrown away, about 38 million tons annually. This waste occurs while 1 in 7 Americans are food insecure. Now, states are working to reverse the food waste…
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