By Allyson Brown
The Summit on the UN Millennium Development Goals is fast approaching. If we are serious about beating global poverty, the empowerment of women farmers must be high on the agenda. Why?
Did you know that women produce more than half of the world’s food but earn only 10% of the world’s income? And although women produce up to 80% of food in the developing world, they often aren’t able to grow enough to feed themselves and their families.
Over a billion people go hungry every day, and 60% are women....more
Hunger and obesity. It might seem odd to find these epidemics mentioned together, but they are two of the greatest threats to the health of America’s children and the future of our nation. And Congress is running out of time to do something about it. Childhood hunger and obesity are problems known all too well in my home state of Arkansas. A recent Feeding America report found our state to have the highest rate of childhood hunger in the country at nearly 25 percent. That’s one in four children living in hunger. ...more
In this economy, the fact that someone is using food stamps to make sure they have enough food to feed themselves and their family is, sadly, no longer news. But when the person on food stamps is a former restaurant critic, that's a totally different story.
Yesterday - on Sunday June 6 - the world came together in a global demonstration against hunger. In 153 cities in 70 countries all around the world more than 150,000 people joined Walk the World 2010 - the annual fundraising event of the UN World Food Programme. The preliminary result of the fundraising event shows that WFP can feed 10,000 school children for a year - simply because these 150,000 people put on their shoes and went for a walk. ...more
The day is only halfway over and I have so far succeeded in not putting anything extra in my mouth. YAY ME! ::with heavy, heavy sarcasm:: After dropping off my brother from school, I took my kids to McDonald's (oh, the temptation!) and bought three cheeseburger happy meals, with apples slices and chocolate milk; hey, if I have to eat healthy, so do they... sort of. Before I could think of ordering anything, I told the woman that was all and quickly pulled up to pay....more
If I were to tell you that every day this year, 34 planes each carrying 250 children will crash and there will be no survivors, how would you react? Hunger is killing thousands of children every day even though we have the knowledge, ability and means to prevent child malnutrition in developing countries.Ironically, preventing malnutrition in the first two years of a child’s life costs half of what it costs to resolve child malnutrition later on in life....more
Every 6 seconds a child dies from hunger or hunger related diseases... But all it takes is just 20 cents a day to feed a child a nutritious school meal. Help the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) fight hunger! ...more
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