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Boko Haram-Hit Nigeria Faces Food Scarcity

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Boko Haram-Hit Nigeria Faces Food Scarcity

The number of people in need of food assistance in north-eastern Nigeria has risen to 4.5 million, nearly twice as many as in March, according to a mid-August analysis (Cadre Harmonisé) by various agencies including the UN World Food Programme (WFP). A worsening economy could see this figure rise by a further million as early [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

World Bank Adopts New Climate Change Action Plan

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World Bank Adopts New Climate Change Action Plan

Climate change poses an enormous challenge to development, says the World Bank. By 2050, the world will have to feed 9 billion people, extend housing and services to 2 billion new urban residents, and provide universal access to affordable energy, and do so while bringing down global greenhouse gas emissions to a level that make [...]

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 [...]

UN Allocates $100 Million to Assist Vulnerable People

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UN Allocates $100 Million to Assist Vulnerable People

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released Friday $100 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for severely underfunded aid operations in nine neglected emergencies. The funds will enable life-saving help for millions of people forced from their homes in Central and Eastern Africa, those affected by conflict and food insecurity in Libya and [...]

Yemen Conflict: WFP Appeals for Food Supply in Taiz

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Yemen Conflict: WFP Appeals for Food Supply in Taiz

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) says it is deeply concerned about the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in the city of Taiz where people have been going hungry for weeks as WFP struggles to reach vulnerable families in the war-torn city. The Yemen civil war broke out last year when two warring factions claimed [...]

LG Brings Future of Television to Food Festival

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LG Brings Future of Television to Food Festival

LG Electronics USA, in partnership with Best Buy, hosted “The LG OLED TV Dinner of the Future” event series at the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE. LG said Monday all proceeds from the Festival benefit the hunger-relief organizations Food Bank for New York [...]

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 [...]

Nestlé Opens R&D Center to Address Food Demands

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Nestlé Opens R&D Center to Address Food Demands

Nestlé opened Wednesday its new Nestlé Research & Development (R&D) Center in Solon, Ohio. This marked the completion of a $50 million, two-year project to establish the global center dedicated to transforming the way the world enjoys frozen and chilled foods. Nestlé R&D Solon is a 144,000 square foot facility and is one of 12 [...]

Top Nine Natural & Organic Food Trends Revealed

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Top Nine Natural & Organic Food Trends Revealed

Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) has identified the top nine natural and organic food trends that illustrate growing consumer desires in the natural channel. The brand-building firm carried out research on trends in the food industry. SRG’s Natural Nine list was assembled by Kara Nielsen, culinary director at SRG, by tracking new product introductions at a variety [...]

What Is the Cultural Relevance of Food?

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What Is the Cultural Relevance of Food?

Food in all its myriad forms and meanings is the subject for an upcoming exhibit at the National Quilt Museum. “Food For Thought,” presented by the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), is a selection of 34 fabric artists’ responses to the concept of food, its production, preparation and the cultural relevance of food today. The [...]

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