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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.

Mexican president vows to end hunger for millions

On Monday, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto launched a campaign to combat hunger in the country and presented a four-point plan to tackle the issue.

Syrian refugees in Turkey face a snowy winter Special

Istanbul - As Turkey is hit with harsh winter cold and snow sent down from a Russian cold front, Syrian refugees in Turkey face hunger, inadequate housing, and lack of warm clothes or medical treatment.

Op-Ed: Childhood Hunger in America Today

Childhood hunger is an epidemic which is sweeping the world, and now has invaded the United States as well. Over 16 million children are hungry in America today, 129 million children in the world are underfed.

Putting a Roof over Inadequate Housing in Toronto Special

Toronto - Toronto may be the richest city in Canada but there's a dirty secret: in order to pay rent many of the working poor can't afford to feed their families.

Ireland year away from Greek devastation unless austerity stopped

Dublin - A video interview with Richard Boyd Barrett, a member of the Irish Parliament, about the devastation of EU-enforced austerity measures.

HoHoTo takes aim against hunger in Toronto Special

Toronto - Combine Twitter, hunger and a group of concerned Torontonians and you come up with HoHoTO. A grassroots movement that raises money for Toronto's Daily Bread Foodbank, HoHoTO has been active since 2008.

Thanksgiving holiday a reminder of millions of hungry Americans

Millions of Americans have shopped in supermarkets for the food to be prepared and consumed in a bountiful Thanksgiving feast, yet the destination for millions of others is food banks for a basic holiday meal.

Toronto's Parkdale Food Bank asks for donations

Toronto - Imagine being hungry. That is the reality for many in Toronto. Without local food banks some families can not make it through the month.

Op-Ed: Food banks in Canada calling on Canadians to make a difference

They are your neighbours, the little old lady day the street, the cute kid your child plays with at the park. They are Canadians and they are hungry. Being 'food insecure' is an issue for many in Canada.

One-third of world's food produced each year wasted, study says

One-third of the world's food production is either lost or wasted each year, according to a report commissioned by the United nations.

‘Snackpacks for Kids’ program in Arkansas tackles weekend hunger Special

In Northwest Arkansas, children are hungry during the weekends as well as during the week, and on Fridays the Samaritan Community Center provides snackpacks to thousands of kids in order to lessen their weekend hunger.

Education and food-what children want in developing nations

Kids in Canada may ask Santa for the latest toys but for children in developing countries the gift of knowledge and a full belly would be their request according to a new global survey.

Banquet Against Hunger held at Eiffel Tower

Paris - It was a banquet without food, as thousands of empty plates next to the Eiffel Tower represented people going without meals.

Postal Service hoping to stamp out hunger

Hunger facts: 49 million Americans are at a risk of going hungry today. As the economy has worsened food banks have seen an increase in demand of over 30%. Will you help the National Letter Carriers in the final push on their drive to Stamp Out Hunger.

Ready to be hungry? Canadian youth join global hunger movement

Thirty-nine years ago the World Vision 30 Hour Famine started what would become a nationwide event for teens in Canada to experience what hunger feels like first-hand.

Op-Ed: Is it time for a new tale for the history books?

They were poor. They were sick. They were the workers that cleaned up after your great-grandparents and built your houses. They were the Irish and they were hated.
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