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In times of food insecurity, Capital Region colleges step up

Colleges around New York are now required under state law to curb food waste via donation and composting initiatives, but area colleges have been focused on sharing good food with those who need it for much longer. At Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, a program called FeedMore has been taking leftover food from the dining …

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The world needs to pay attention to save the 811 million people struggling to find food and the 45 million on the brink of starvation from becoming a forgotten statistic, says Plan International – World

Attachments (Nairobi / Addis, 24 May 2022) 811 million people globally are waking up hungry every day not knowing where their next meal will come from. A lived reality that is worsening as the world continues to grapple with escalating food prices, ongoing conflicts, climate shocks such as floods or drought, and the COVID-19 pandemic. …

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3 Dallas-Fort Worth food businesses with nearly a century of history – or more

By now, you’ve probably read our series on Dallas-Fort Worth’s most historic restaurants. Can you believe we have 80+ restaurants that are 50 years old or older? And that 15 of those restaurants are 75 or older? North Texas might have a reputation for shiny new buildings, but these numbers prove that classic restaurants have …

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Tech View: Hawaii’s food insecurity needs to be confronted

Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! Hawaii’s COVID-19 saga highlighted the food insecurity that exists in the Aloha State. During the depths of the pandemic, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that the Hawaii Foodbank and other nonprofits were working overtime to meet the spike in demand. Managing our local food supply chain during …

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How food pantry found ‘kinship’ in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood

It’s early April, and it’s still chilly, but after months of serving shoppers in the parking lot during the darkest days of a COVID-19 winter, everyone at the food pantry is back inside the basement at St. Casimir Catholic Church. It’s a welcome bit of grace at Kinship Community Food Center. One of many. Vin …

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Is civil unrest on the cards in Europe? An expert’s view on the unfolding food shortages

“Generally it’s not very resilient and people don’t know about it.” That’s how Professor Aled Jones, an expert on finance, risk and resource management describes the food system we all rely on to be able to eat every day. Or rather, to be able to go to markets and supermarkets and find food on the …

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‘Demand for healthy food skyrocketed during the pandemic. We had queues out the door ‘

Demand for healthy food “skyrocketed” during the pandemic as people began to think more about what they were eating, according to the Dublin Food Co-op. am Toland, secretary of the Kilmainham-based enterprise, joined the not-for-profit six years ago. The 32-year-old trained to be a lawyer, but found his “community” due to a career rethink after …

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Canada is facing a ‘terrible’ food crisis, says Maple Leaf CEO Michael McCain

Maple Leaf Foods chief executive Michael McCain says the food crisis is about ‘systemic issues.’Fred Lum / The Globe and Mail A “terrible tragedy” is unfolding across Canada, where 5.8 million people are living in food insecurity, says Maple Leaf Foods MFI-T chief executive Michael McCain. They do not have adequate access to food due …

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India’s Coming Misadventure With Rice Fortification in All Food Schemes

Madhu Soren (12) and Bokai Soren (7) are two brothers with thalassemia in a village in Jharkhand’s East Singhbhum district. Thalassemia is a genetic blood disorder in which the body has lower than normal amounts of hemoglobin, an oxygen-carrying protein. When there is not enough hemoglobin, red blood cells cannot function normally and last for …

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Russia Is Winning From the Global Food Crisis It Helped Create

(Bloomberg) – Russia’s war against Ukraine, while deepening a global food crisis, has made the invader among the biggest winners of the mess it helped create. The war has blocked Ukraine’s grain exports by sea, cutting off vital supplies for countries from Somalia to Egypt. The disruption, topped by hot weather and droughts that are …

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