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Op-Ed: Petaluma Peoples Services builds a Bounty to feed families Special

Petaluma - The recent rains and the coming of spring have revealed the bounty of fresh produce and nature’s abundance everywhere. Petaluma People Services Center is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Petaluma Bounty Plant Sale this Sunday, April 23.

Six months post-hurricane, hunger gnaws at southern Haiti

Jeremie - Crouching beside the makeshift shelter shared with his parents and five siblings, Fanfan Edouard slowly sharpens his machete. But there's no rush to cut firewood, because there is no food to cook.

Trump budget chief defends aid cuts for children, elderly

Washington - President Donald Trump's budget chief defended the proposed elimination of after-school programs that support children particularly in high-poverty US districts, saying "there's no demonstrable evidence" that they improve student performance.

Food made from mealworms could address world hunger

Is the answer to global hunger and issues of food scarcity consuming insects? If so, can insects be turned into food, through processing, that is recognizable today? One food research group think so.

Nigeria's Boko Haram battle stalls as population starves

Kano - Nigeria's military campaign against Boko Haram Islamists is increasingly bogged down as it confronts suicide attacks, looting and indiscriminate slaughter while the UN warns the affected region faces the "largest crisis in Africa".

Teen poverty and hunger in America forces many into the sex trade

Teenagers in many low-income communities across the United States are being forced into the sex industry, according to a disturbing report by the Urban Institute.

Looking ahead at food security for 2016

London - 2015 was a perilous year for food security. This period saw droughts, a rise in food prices, a migrant crisis and other issues that affected access to food. 2016 may not be any better, according to a leading expert.

Can science find a solution to global hunger?

London - The journal Food and Nutrition Security has produced a special issue on the question: “can science and good governance deliver dinner?’ The findings are thought provoking.

UN targets zero hunger in a generation as numbers fall

Rome - The number of hungry people around the world has dropped below 800 million for the first time since the UN started counting, the Food and Agriculture Organisation said in an annual report on Wednesday.

Can hunger pangs be turned off?

Being able to control the sensation of hunger is one of the ideas considered to off-set the obesity epidemic. In a new study, scientists have found a brain function that controls feelings of hunger in mice.

Hunger strike Ukraine pilot 'being transferred' to Russian hospital

Moscow - Jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko has resumed her hunger strike and is withering away, her lawyer said on Monday, adding that authorities planned to transfer her to a Russian civilian hospital.

Heat tolerant beans could help alleviate poverty

A loss of crops and protein as a result of social, economic and climatic changes poses a new challenge for world hunger. A research group are addressing this with new plant lines to provide beans.

Top 10 most pressing worldwide issues in 2015 Special

The predictions are not based on gazing into a crystal ball. Instead, research and insights from experts make the most urgent issues facing the world in 2015 crystal clear.

Up to one million facing hunger in Ebola-hit countries: UN

Paris - Border closures, quarantines and crop losses in West African nations battling the Ebola virus could lead to as many as one million people going hungry, UN food agencies said on Wednesday.

Doomsday pope warns man's greed will destroy world

Rome - Pope Francis warned Thursday that planet Earth would not forgive the abuse of its resources for profit, urging the world's leaders to rein in their greed and help the hungry -- or risk a doomsday scenario in which nature would exact revenge.

Plant science aims to help with world hunger

Three leading scientists have said that basic plant science and its application to agriculture, emphasizing can help to deal with global food demands.

100 million people saved from hunger over last decade: UN

Rome - The number of hungry people in the world has dropped by 100 million over the last 10 years but one in nine are still undernourished, with Asia home to the majority of the underfed, the UN said on Tuesday.

Hunger thrives in the world's richest country

One in every seven Americans relies on food banks, soup kitchens or other food initiatives just to get by on a daily basis. The numbers include more than 46 million people, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors, according to a recent study.

UN warns South Sudan at risk of famine

Juba - The United Nations food agency on Saturday warned South Sudan risked famine due to the conflict between the government and rebels and appealed for free access for humanitarian supplies along roads and rivers.

Florida Georgia Line joins Outnumber Hunger to help food banks

Country duo Florida Georgia Line has joined General Mills, Big Machine Label Group and Feeding America to launch the third Outnumber Hunger campaign to help local food banks.

Op-Ed: Fed official sparks controversy about genetically modified foods

Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher encouraged farmers to carry on with the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food and establish standards for international trade, while a shipment of GMO corn sits off the coast of China.

Do we have a stomach clock?

A science study suggests that the nerves in the stomach act as a circadian clock, limiting food intake to specific times of the day, and acting as a type of ‘stomach clock’.

Singer-songwriter Lissie joins Yoko Ono for fight to end hunger

Singer-songwriter Lissie has been selected to serve as Hard Rock's "Imagine There's No Hunger" artist ambassador in the United States.

Op-Ed: Are new plants needed to tackle world hunger?

World population growth will, by many estimates, lead to a shortage of food. One particular researcher has recently stated that the solution is developing GM foods. Is this the answer, or does it present new environmental and health risks?

Op-Ed: Obama's shame — Hunger strikes and the human rights record

During his 2008 presidential campaign, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Barack Obama campaigned on a promise to close Guantanamo Bay; the infamous Caribbean prison often associated with George W. Bush's War on Terror policies.

Can you live on $1.75 a day?

Poverty is a global issue. Earlier this month several Toronto notables including Kristyn Wong-Tam went a week with only a $6.65 daily food budget. What if that budget was further reduced to a mere $1.75?

India's fight against hunger, malnutrition gathers youth power Special

In villages across the conflict zone of Chhattisgarh, India, young men and women from the most underdeveloped communities are leading a silent movement against malnourishment and hunger

ACM Awards to feature Jewel, Strait, Brooks and popular Fan Jam

Not only were the performances announced for the ACM Awards, to be handed out April 7 on CBS, so was a special event featuring Jewel.

Mini-documentary series: 'Portraits of Greece in Crisis'

Athens - A new series of short documentaries about the Greek crisis has been created to fulfill the need for an alternative crisis narrative. The series shows the people going through their daily routines in a country which is suffering.

UK Food poverty could become human rights issue warns UN watchdog

In recent years the UK has seen a sharp rise in the numbers of its citizens relying on food banks but a leading United Nations official has warned today that such reliance could become a human rights issue.
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The cereal that the village youths produce is providing much-needed nutrition to the children of the...
The cereal that the village youths produce is providing much-needed nutrition to the children of the village
Luke Bryan helping Yoplait Greek and Universal Music Group fight hunger by signing a guitar.
Luke Bryan helping Yoplait Greek and Universal Music Group fight hunger by signing a guitar.
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Heirloom varieties of many crops. Come to the Bounty Farm Plant Sale this Sunday  9am-3pm. There wil...
Heirloom varieties of many crops. Come to the Bounty Farm Plant Sale this Sunday, 9am-3pm. There will be plant starts, information, and family fun activities. Make it a day!
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Petaluma Bounty's staff, volunteers and many friends and families celebrated Caesar Chavez Day this past March.
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Flooding in Zimbabwe has left thousands of people without food or clean water.
Flooding in Zimbabwe has left thousands of people without food or clean water.
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A young woman heats oil in a large wok in Kurri village of central India to fry grains for making the cereal.
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The cereal that the village youths produce is providing the much-needed nutrition to young children of their own village
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Somali refugees sharing a meal in an Ethiopian tent
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Flooding in Zimbabwe has left thousands of people without food or clean water.
Flooding in Zimbabwe has left thousands of people without food or clean water.
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Petaluma Bounty staff and volunteers preparing for the annual Plant Sale. This year's Plant Sale will be on Sunday, April 23, 2017 beginning at 9:00 AM.
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