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South Sudan Facing ‘Catastrophic’ Food Insecurity

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South Sudan Facing ‘Catastrophic’ Food Insecurity

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says that it is responding to a growing food security emergency causing malnutrition in children in both rural and urban areas of crisis-gripped South Sudan. “The situation in South Sudan is catastrophic, and even more so for children,” UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac told a news briefing in Geneva. He [...]

Mobile Vans to Sell Pulses in Delhi

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Mobile Vans to Sell Pulses in Delhi

India’s Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan flagged off mobile vans on Wednesday for selling pulses in Delhi. These mobile vans run by National Cooperative Consumer Federation of India (NCCF) will sell pulses mainly Tur and Urad at Rs. 120/kg in various parts of Delhi. [ Also Read: Arvind Kejriwal [...]

Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump for Breakfast?

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Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump for Breakfast?

Starting a cereal company may seem like a strange way to teach a child about the presidential election. But that’s exactly what one Miami couple did. Sandy and Giselle Cueto came up with a unique way to teach their daughter, Hannah, about the election process— by starting a cereal business. Together they launched a company [...]

How Americans Waste the Food

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How Americans Waste the Food

In the U.S., 40 percent of all food goes uneaten each year, at a cost of $162 billion annually. Consumers are responsible for 40 percent of this waste—more than any other part of the supply chain. It’s a problem that costs the average family of four roughly $1,500 per year. The Ad Council and the [...]

Documentary Reveals How Airlines Prepare and Deliver Meals

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Documentary Reveals How Airlines Prepare and Deliver Meals

A full-length documentary film from Nik Loukas – creator of InFlightFeed.com – will pull back the curtain on how airlines source, prepare and deliver meals to passengers at 35,000 feet. “The Inflight Food Trip” figures to reveal a world that few passengers ever see. Loukas is working together with Producer / Director James Mellor of [...]

New Technologies Needed to Aid Small Farmers: FAO

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New Technologies Needed to Aid Small Farmers: FAO

The head of the United Nations agricultural agency has called for great use of agroecology, biotechnology and other creative tools to eradicate hunger, fight malnutrition, and achieve sustainable agriculture. Speaking at the Forum for the Future of Agriculture in Brussels, José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) stressed the need [...]

Food Crisis Looms Over South Sudan: UN

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Food Crisis Looms Over South Sudan: UN

South Sudan faces unprecedented levels of food insecurity, with 2.8 million people, nearly 25 per cent of the population, in urgent need of aid, at least 40,000 of them on the brink of catastrophe, at a time when the war-torn country is traditionally most food secure, United Nations agencies warned Monday. “It is not only [...]

Half the Population of Central African Republic Faces Hunger

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Half the Population of Central African Republic Faces Hunger

An emergency food security assessment by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and its partners has revealed that half the population of the Central African Republic (CAR) – nearly 2.5 million people – faces hunger. This marks a doubling in the number of hungry people in a one-year period, as conflict and insecurity have [...]

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips for Diabetic Patients

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Healthy Holiday Eating Tips for Diabetic Patients

The holidays are approaching, and with them come buffets, sweets and food-laden tables. You can think of that as temptation or realize that you have the power to make good-for-you choices, whether you’re managing diabetes or aiming for healthy eating in general. The American Diabetes Association has simple recommendations for enjoying delicious foods and good [...]

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Program

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First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Program

First Lady Michelle Obama will join Friday the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) for FNV Live!. It is an event featuring live musical performances and celebrity appearances – including Jordin Sparks, Gabrielle Union, Ashanti, Estelle, Jessica Alba and more – as well as stunts and challenges led by social media creators from Whistle Sports [...]

Gadre Signs Chef Vikas Khanna as Brand Ambassador

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Gadre Signs Chef Vikas Khanna as Brand Ambassador

Gadre Marine Export, a Surimi producer in India, has roped in Indian chef Vikas Khanna as its brand ambassador. Gadre Marine Export was originally a processing and packaging unit of frozen marine products such as shrimps, squids, cuttlefish and other fin-fish. In 1994, the company set up a Surimi manufacturing plant in Ratnagiri. “I can [...]

You Are Called to Join the Fight to End Hunger

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You Are Called to Join the Fight to End Hunger

As Hunger Action Month comes to a close nationwide next week, the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine (NYCWFF) extends the Hunger Action Month efforts of Food Bank For New York City and No Kid Hungry during the month of October. It will host over 100 events [...]

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