More Americans Are Going Hungry, and It Costs More to Feed Them

The director of the nation’s largest network of food banks is seeing support dwindle as need rises: “You’re in the middle of a battle, and people are leaving the field.”

#babineaux-fontenot-claire, #families-and-family-life, #feeding-america, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #inflation-economics, #philanthropy, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #tabithas-way-local-food-pantry, #wages-and-salaries

Russia Agrees to Let Ukraine Ship Grain, Easing World Food Shortage

Ukraine and Russia signed a deal to lift Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian ports, which has worsened a global food crisis — their most important agreement since the war began.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #food-insecurity, #grain, #guterres-antonio, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ships-and-shipping, #shortages, #ukraine, #united-nations, #wheat

Mission Impossible? Officials Wrangle to Free Ukraine’s Grains

Locked in talks for months with little success, negotiators are set to meet in Istanbul on Wednesday. Failure could intensify a food crisis already being felt around the world.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-union, #food, #food-insecurity, #grain, #guterres-antonio, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ships-and-shipping, #turkey, #ukraine, #united-nations

Is the World Really Falling Apart, or Does It Just Feel That Way?

By most measures — with one glaring exception — people around the world are better off than ever. So why doesn’t it feel that way, especially to Americans?

#democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #food-insecurity, #poverty, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

These New Breastfeeding Guidelines Ignore the Reality of Many American Moms

On the heels of Roe being overturned, a formula shortage and the failure to pass the PUMP Act, the recommendation to breastfeed for “two years or beyond” was ill timed.

#american-academy-of-pediatrics, #breastfeeding, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #family-leaves, #food-insecurity, #infant-formulas, #internal-sub-only-nl, #senate

Global Food Crisis Tests Western Resolve to Retain Russia Sanctions

With a food shortage threatening to create widespread famine, Western countries face a tough choice as sanctions exacerbate the problem.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #food-insecurity, #humanitarian-aid, #international-trade-and-world-market, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shortages, #wheat

On Inflation and the Food Crisis, the World Can Work Together or Fall Apart

No single country can solve the problem of rising food and fuel costs.

#africa, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-sea, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #federal-reserve-system, #food, #food-insecurity, #global-warming, #grain, #guterres-antonio, #inflation-economics, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #middle-east, #odessa-ukraine, #politics-and-government, #ports, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ships-and-shipping, #shortages, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #ukraine, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #wheat

In South Asia, Climate Change Worries Take On Fresh Urgency

Hundreds of millions of humanity’s most vulnerable live in South Asia, where rising temperatures make it more difficult to address poverty, food security and health challenges.

#agriculture-and-farming, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #floods, #food-insecurity, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #politics-and-government, #poverty, #south-asia, #weather

‘We Buried Him and Kept Walking’: Children Die as Somalis Flee Hunger

The worst drought in four decades, and a sharp rise in food prices caused by the war in Ukraine, have left almost half of Somalia’s people facing acute food shortages.

#africa, #drought, #ethiopia, #food-insecurity, #kenya, #malnutrition, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #somalia

Export Bans on Malaysian Chicken and Indian Wheat Prompt Fears

Restricted so far in the name of domestic food security: Indian wheat, Malaysian chicken and Indonesian cooking oil. Experts warn of unwanted consequences.

#agriculture-and-farming, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #food, #food-insecurity, #indonesia, #international-trade-and-world-market, #malaysia, #protectionism-trade, #shortages, #singapore, #supply-chain

Russia Is Racing to Cement Its Control in Southern Ukraine

The Kremlin says it has rebuilt rail and road links to Crimea, while appointing proxy officials in an effort to create facts on the ground.

#crimea-ukraine, #food-insecurity, #grain, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shoigu-sergei-k, #sievierodonetsk-ukraine, #ukraine, #zelensky-volodymyr

How Bad Is the Global Food Crisis Going to Get?

The world could experience the once-unthinkable: a true shortfall of food.

#food, #food-insecurity, #global-warming, #internal-sub-only-nl, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shortages, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

100 Days of War in Ukraine: Death, Destruction and Loss

The grinding conflict in Ukraine has rocked the global order, wrought destruction that “defies comprehension” and shows little sign of ending soon.

#african-union, #food-insecurity, #international-committee-of-the-red-cross, #putin-vladimir-v, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sall-macky, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

At Davos, a Referendum on the World Economic Forum

Many values espoused by the World Economic Forum — globalization, liberalism, free market capitalism, representative democracy — are under attack.

#capitalism-theory-and-philosophy, #davos-switzerland, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #food-insecurity, #high-net-worth-individuals, #politics-and-government, #poverty, #schwab-klaus, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #world-economic-forum, #worldeconomicforum2022

You Shouldn’t Need a Doctor’s Note to Switch Formula Brands

The formula shortage is temporary. Changes to WIC should be permanent.

#abbott-laboratories, #agriculture-department, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-production-act, #food-insecurity, #infant-formulas, #internal-sub-only-nl, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #shortages

India Bans Most Wheat Exports, Adding to Fears of Global Food Insecurity

The ban could compound a worldwide shortfall worsened by the war in Ukraine and exacerbate an already dire forecast for global hunger.

#agriculture-and-farming, #food-insecurity, #india, #international-trade-and-world-market, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #wheat

Babies Need Nutrition. Don’t Play Politics With the Formula Shortage.

Food-insecure families already know how this feels.

#breastfeeding, #food-insecurity, #infant-formulas, #internal-sub-only-nl, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #shortages, #similac, #supply-chain, #ukraine

Food prices rose again in April, with increases in the cost of eggs, cereal and other products.

#consumer-price-index, #food, #food-insecurity, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shortages

China Is the Next Worry as Food Prices Soar

Ukraine’s wheat exports have been mostly halted since Russia’s invasion, while drought has damaged crops in India and the United States. China’s upcoming harvest is another concern.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #food-insecurity, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #supply-chain, #wheat, #xi-jinping

We Pay to Keep the Old Out of Poverty. Why Won’t We Do the Same for the Young?

Child poverty is a not a problem without a solution.

#child-tax-credits-and-stipends, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #food-insecurity, #poverty, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youth

Governments Tighten Grip on Global Food Stocks, Sending Prices Higher

Dozens of countries have thrown up trade barriers in the past two months to protect scarce supplies of food and commodities, but experts say the policies will only exacerbate a global food crisis.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #food-insecurity, #international-trade-and-world-market, #okonjo-iweala-ngozi, #protectionism-trade, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #wheat

How the War in Ukraine is Creating a Global Food Crisis

Russia’s invasion has severely disrupted how the world feeds itself.

#audio-neutral-informative, #food, #food-insecurity, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shortages, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Putin’s War Has Started a Global Food Crisis

These are the countries that will be most affected by rising food prices.

#afghanistan, #africa, #agriculture-and-farming, #food, #food-insecurity, #global-warming, #international-trade-and-world-market, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sudan, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #wheat, #world-food-program

War in Ukraine Compounds Hunger in East Africa

The conflict has driven up the cost of food in a region that depends heavily on crops from Russia and Ukraine and is facing what could be its worst drought in four decades.

#drought, #east-africa, #ethiopia, #food-aid, #food-insecurity, #kenya, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #somalia, #sudan, #tigray-ethiopia

Mideast Feels the Pinch of Rising Food Prices as Ramadan Nears

Russia’s war on Ukraine has driven up the prices of staple foods and energy across the Middle East and North Africa ahead of the Muslim holy month of daytime fasting and nighttime feasting.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #egypt, #food-insecurity, #international-monetary-fund, #lebanon, #middle-east, #middle-east-and-north-africa-unrest-2010, #morocco, #politics-and-government, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #ramadan, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sisi-abdel-fattah-el, #syria, #tunisia, #wheat

War in Ukraine Threatens World Food Supplies

Nations are not secure unless their food supplies are.

#afghanistan, #agriculture-and-farming, #bangladesh, #belarus, #chicago-board-of-trade, #commodities, #corn, #egypt, #european-union, #famine, #fertilizer, #food, #food-insecurity, #grain, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #pakistan, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shortages, #sudan, #supply-chain, #ukraine, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #wheat, #world-food-program

Food Prices Hit Two-Decade High, Threatening the World’s Poor

The prices have climbed to their highest level since 2011, according to a U.N. index. It could cause social unrest “on a widespread scale,” one expert said.

#africa, #agriculture-and-farming, #bureau-of-labor-statistics, #commodities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food, #food-and-agriculture-organization-of-the-united-nations, #food-insecurity, #grain, #inflation-economics, #international-trade-and-world-market, #pork, #poverty, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shortages, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy

Sara Menker and Gro Intelligence Are Tackling Global Hunger

The Ethiopian entrepreneur Sara Menker founded Gro Intelligence, which uses artificial intelligence to forecast global agricultural trends and battle food insecurity.

#addis-ababa-ethiopia, #agriculture-and-farming, #artificial-intelligence, #content-type-personal-profile, #entrepreneurship, #ethiopia, #executives-and-management-theory, #food, #food-insecurity, #gro-intelligence-inc, #inflation-economics, #menker-sara

Kim Jong-un’s New Year Resolution: More Food for North Korea

At a party meeting, Mr. Kim made little mention of the United States or South Korea. Instead, he promised to “completely solve the food problem.”

#food-insecurity, #kim-jong-un, #north-korea, #workersparty-of-korea

Facing Economic Collapse, Afghanistan Is Gripped by Starvation

An estimated 22.8 million people — more than half the country’s population — are expected to face potentially life-threatening food insecurity this winter. Many are already on the brink of catastrophe.

#afghanistan, #famine, #food-and-agriculture-organization-of-the-united-nations, #food-insecurity, #kandahar-afghanistan, #taliban

Afghan Economy Nears Collapse as Pressure Builds to Ease U.S. Sanctions

Afghanistan’s economy has crashed since the Taliban seized power, plunging the country into one of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

#afghanistan, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #food-insecurity, #humanitarian-aid, #taliban, #united-states-international-relations

How to Feed the Hungry While Helping Struggling Restaurants Survive

A New Jersey program that partners nonprofit organizations with restaurants is helping people and small businesses stay afloat during the pandemic.

#community-food-bank-of-new-jersey, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #new-jersey, #nonprofit-organizations, #restaurants

Higher Food Prices Hit the Poor and Those Who Help Them

Many households are being forced to adjust their shopping lists or seek assistance. But food banks, too, are feeling the pinch.

#food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #inflation-economics, #poverty, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-conditions-and-trends, #united-states-economy

A Street Vendor Didn’t Have a Permit. Her Produce Was Tossed in the Trash.

In a place where many go hungry, widely shared videos capture a clash between the authorities and one of thousands of unlicensed peddlers.

#bronx-nyc, #city-council-nyc, #consumer-protection, #de-blasio-bill, #food, #food-insecurity, #sanitation-department-nyc, #street-vendor-project

Their Produce Is Pristine Enough for Picky Chefs. But They Give It Away.

The couple behind Carversville Farm believe that everyone deserves high-quality food, so they donate most of theirs to kitchens feeding the neediest in Philadelphia.

#agriculture-and-farming, #bucks-county-pa, #carversville-farm-foundation, #dorazio-amy, #dorazio-tony, #food-insecurity, #organic-foods-and-products, #philadelphia-pa, #philanthropy, #soup-kitchens

A Million Afghan Children Could Die in ‘Most Perilous Hour,’ U.N. Warns

The international community pledged more than $1 billion in emergency funding as Afghans already unsure of where their next meal will come from risk running out of food just as winter sets in.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #bachelet-michelle, #food-insecurity, #geneva-switzerland, #grandi-filippo-1957, #griffiths-martin, #humanitarian-aid, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban, #united-nations

Vast Expansion in Aid Kept Food Insecurity From Growing Last Year

Despite the economic downturn, government figures for 2020 show no overall rise in hunger of the sort typical in past recessions. But some groups still suffered.

#agriculture-department, #american-enterprise-institute-for-public-policy-research, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #food-insecurity, #trump-donald-j, #urban-institute

Why the Taliban Desperately Need Cash to Run Afghanistan

The group has long tapped underground banks and opium to fund Afghanistan’s insurgency. Fixing the nation’s problems will require a lot more than that.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #currency, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #food-insecurity, #foreign-aid, #hawala, #opium, #poverty, #smuggling, #taliban

Shifting to Governing, Taliban Will Name Supreme Afghan Leader

Facing immense challenges in a devastated country, and a hard transition from war to administration, the Islamist movement is preparing to name a new, theocratic government.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #akhundzada-haibatullah, #baradar-abdul-ghani, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #food-insecurity, #haqqani-network, #haqqani-sirajuddin, #international-monetary-fund, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #shortages, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-states-international-relations, #yaqoub-muhammad

Cubans Denounce ‘Misery’ in Biggest Protests in Decades

The rallies, widely viewed as astonishing for a country that limits dissent, were set off by economic crises worsened by the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuba, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #food-insecurity, #shortages

North Korea Is Facing a ‘Tense’ Food Shortage

Kim Jong-un said addressing food insecurity was “a top priority” in the country, where millions died in a famine during the ’90s.

#agriculture-and-farming, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #famine, #food-aid, #food-insecurity, #grain, #kim-jong-un, #politics-and-government, #shortages

Feeding the Hungry, One Wholesome Meal at a Time

An empire for feeding the hungry started with one woman and some sandwiches.

#food, #food-insecurity, #nashville-tenn

Stimulus Checks Substantially Reduced Hardship, Study Shows

Researchers found that sharp declines in food shortages, financial instability and anxiety coincided with the two most recent rounds of payments.

#anxiety-and-stress, #census-bureau, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #food-insecurity, #poverty, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #research, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Their Daily Miracle: Getting 8 Tons of Food to the Needy, Every Day

An army of “food rescuers” in New York try to make the best of an inherently wasteful grocery system.

#brooklyn-nyc, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #long-island-ny, #philanthropy, #queens-nyc, #soup-kitchens, #volunteers-and-community-service

Ravaged by Covid, Brazil Faces a Hunger Epidemic

Tens of millions of Brazilians are facing hunger or food insecurity as the country’s Covid-19 crisis drags on, killing thousands of people every day.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-insecurity, #unemployment

The State of the Mayoral Race in N.Y.C.

The Democratic primary that will likely determine the next mayor is fast approaching, and the race is heating up among top contenders.

#adams-eric-l, #city-harvest, #elections-mayors, #food-bank-for-new-york-city, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses, #stringer-scott-m, #yang-andrew-1975

How Covid Turned Food Pantries Into ‘Mini-Costcos’

Hunger activists are using phrases like ‘warehouse optimization’ and ‘streamlined inventory management.’

#city-harvest, #food-bank-for-new-york-city, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #st-johns-bread-and-life

Biden Effort to Combat Hunger Marks ‘a Profound Change’

As millions of Americans lack enough to eat, the administration is rapidly increasing aid — with an eye toward a permanent safety net expansion.

#agriculture-department, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #food, #food-insecurity, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vilsack-tom, #welfare-us

How Food Banks Succeeded and What They Need Now

Fatigue among donors and workers is a concern. 

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #feeding-america, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #food-stamps, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Lebanon’s Financial Collapse Hits Where It Hurts: The Grocery Store

The country’s currency has sunk to a new low against the dollar, sending prices for once affordable foods soaring out of reach.

#currency, #food-insecurity, #lebanon, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates