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5 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

There's Still A Lot Of Work To Be Done In The Fight Against Hunger

The world's malnourished population has declined in the last few years, according to a recent United Nations report , but much work remains to be done to strengthen food security globally. According to the report, compiled by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization , the proportion of the malnourished fell by nearly two percentage points in the last four years.

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10 hrs ago | Yahoo!

South Sudan bans foreign workers despite looming famine

Authorities in war-torn South Sudan on Tuesday announced a ban on foreign workers, including staff with foreign aid agencies, and ordered they be replaced by locals. There was no immediate explanation for the ban, which comes as the country is heavily dependent on foreign aid and expertise to tackle what aid agencies warn is a looming famine caused by nine months of civil war.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Natural Disasters

12 hrs ago | Reuters

Climate smart farmers get tech savvy to save India's bread basket

Erratic weather, rising temperatures, declining water resources and labor shortages are threatening India's bread basket state of Haryana, forcing farmers to abandon age-old practices and adopt technology to ensure food supplies for millions. Using machines which sow rice directly, devices to inform when to irrigate and phone messages warning of infestations, thousands of farmers are learning to adapt to climate change, boost soil fertility and reduce their carbon emissions.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, World News, India, Natural Disasters

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Investopedia

Boom or Bust? The End of China's One-Child Policy

In China, the widespread practice of having only one child has long been mandated not by choice, but by law. For decades, this unpopular and restrictive policy--one of the most controversial among the ruling Communist Party's authoritarian social controls--has been practically synonymous with China.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Debate fires up again about 5:2 diet

There's a lot of talk around the office this week about fasting, after the 5:2 Diet authored by British scientist Dr Michael Mosley aired on Channel Seven's Sunday Night program. The 5:2 Diet incorporates two non-consecutive days of very low-calorie eating, just 500-600 calories or a quarter of your regular calorie intake, followed by five days of regular, normal, non-restrictive eating.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dieting, Fasting, Health, Natural Disasters

Stuff.co.nz

5:2 diet debate fires up again

FANCY FASTING? When individuals adopt diets that are restrictive in nature, they can backfire and prime us to think about food more and more. There's a lot of talk around the office this week about fasting, after the 5:2 Diet authored by British scientist Dr Michael Mosley jumped back into the spotlight.

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Investopedia

Boom or Bust? The End of China's One-Child Policy

In China, the widespread practice of having only one child has long been mandated not by choice, but by law. For decades, this unpopular and restrictive policy--one of the most controversial among the ruling Communist Party's authoritarian social controls--has been practically synonymous with China.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Debate fires up again about 5:2 diet

There's a lot of talk around the office this week about fasting, after the 5:2 Diet authored by British scientist Dr Michael Mosley aired on Channel Seven's Sunday Night program. The 5:2 Diet incorporates two non-consecutive days of very low-calorie eating, just 500-600 calories or a quarter of your regular calorie intake, followed by five days of regular, normal, non-restrictive eating.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dieting, Fasting, Health, Natural Disasters

AllAfrica.com

Africa: Water Security No Longer a 'Future Threat' for Sahelian Africa

Anyone living in the Horn of Africa, along the Nile, or near Lake Chad knows that water-related issues are among the most severe and wide-reaching security threats in Africa, and have been for some time now. International partners have, however, been slow to get on board, often grouping water with other 'future' or 'emerging' challenges.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Weather, Drought, Africa, World News

Campus Bread

Hunger in the News: Sen. Stabenow Honored, Migration and Gender...

" Small Farm Program Paying Big Dividends ," by Jerry Hagstrom, National Journal . "Fresh from a research trip to Africa, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow last Wednesday received the McGovern-Dole Leadership Award from the World Food Program USA, a private-sector group set up to promote the World Food Program, the United Nations agency that distributes food aid."

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Hunger Pains

UNICEF correspondent Kun Li reports on UNICEF's efforts to treat malnutrition in the newly formed nation of South Sudan. When one travels the world especially in Africa even though most of the time tourists are sheltered form the harsh realities that too many countries citizens face, especially children we sometimes come across areas where the effects of serious malnutrition and hunger are seen on the faces of too many of the native people.

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Examiner.com

Intended for evil, used for good

In basketball, when you lose you have to work your way back through the losers bracket to have a chance to win. In the pros, you lose you go home.

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The Motley Fool

Is McBrunch Coming to a McDonald's Near You?

While the company has been close-lipped about its plans, should customers and investors feast on this idea's potential -- or will it be a famine for stakeholders? Breakfast as a battleground Breakfast is quickly becoming the battleground among restaurants, with Taco Bell's entrance into the first meal of the day, Starbucks ' recent sandwich additions, and Chick-fil-A experimenting with new coffee and menu items. There's a reason for that: breakfast is the quickest-growing time of day for fast-food sales.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Telegraph

Thespian at 100

A girl performs at the launch of 24 Hour Famine, a campaign led by World Vision India to sensitise people about malnutrition. The event also included an exhibition of posters on hunger designed by schoolchildren.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

In-depth Africa

IGAD hails Somali government's actions to tackle drought crisis

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development has hailed the urgent action by the Somali government to mitigate the devastating effects of the current drought in many parts of the country. IGAD praised the steps taken by the government for tackling the issue by establishing a special committee to urgently address the needs of the affected communities.

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In-depth Africa

IGAD hails Somali government's actions to tackle drought crisis

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development has hailed the urgent action by the Somali government to mitigate the devastating effects of the current drought in many parts of the country. IGAD praised the steps taken by the government for tackling the issue by establishing a special committee to urgently address the needs of the affected communities.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Topsail Advertiser

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I have been in the horticulture industry for over 18 years. In that time I have always focused on growing and designing with annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees.

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Malaysian National News Agency

East Africa Bloc Seeks Global Community's Help For Drought-Hit Somalia

An east Africa's bloc on Thursday appealed to the international community to assist more than one million Somalians currently facing a food shortage, Xinhua news agency reported. The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development has hailed measures undertaken by the Somali government to mitigate the devastating effects of the drought in the country.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Research Needed To Head Off Global Food Crisis: Expert

A agriculture expert said spending on research and development for agricultural systems needs to double as the world is entering an agricultural crisis with global food shortages, rising food prices and growing numbers of displaced people. The inevitable crisis stemmed from the confluence of three key factors: increasing energy demands, increasingly limited water resources and climate change, said Tony Bywater, Lincoln University Professor of Agricultural Systems, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Scoop

Professor paints a gloomy global picture

If his objective was to leave his audience feeling a little unsettled or with a sense of foreboding then Lincoln University Professor of Agricultural Systems, Tony Bywater, probably succeeded. In a special open lecture to staff and students recently, Professor Bywater presented his own reflections on a range of statistics and projections initially compiled by Australian science commentator, Julian Cribb.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Natural Disasters, Weather, Drought

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