Tag: hunger

Man’s Blessing Box a Food Pantry For the Hungry You Can Replicate

By Heather Callaghan, Editor The concepts of Little Free Pantries and Blessing Boxes are finally starting to blossom across the country. That’s good news for those who like to lend a helping hand – and great news for those who need it. Similar to “Free Libraries,” the concept is simple. A cabinet with a window is placed on a…

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Homeless Men Are Reintegrating Through Urban Beekeeping

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Rumor has it that men hard are their luck in Montreal are finding purpose through mastery of urban, homeless beekeeping and are reintegrating back into society with their newfound skills. Accueil Bonneau describes itself as a shelter and homeless care center that has “discovered the rewarding effects of teaching their residents about urban beekeeping” in the Canadian…

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‘Use By’ Food Dates Are Responsible For Billions In Food Waste

By Karen Foster Norbert Wilson who joined the Friedman School as a professor of food policy, has been investigating food waste, building on his past research on food choice, domestic hunger, food banking and the international trade of food products. What motivates people to spend good money on food they don’t intend to eat? According…

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Healthy soil is the real key to feeding the world

Op-ed by David R. Montgomery, University of Washington One of the biggest modern myths about agriculture is that organic farming is inherently sustainable. It can be, but it isn’t necessarily. After all, soil erosion from chemical-free tilled fields undermined the Roman Empire and other ancient societies around the world. Other agricultural myths hinder recognizing the potential…

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Homeless Man Takes Mic from Busker – Blows Everyone’s Minds

By Heather Callaghan, Editor A homeless man in a wheelchair joined a street musician for a spontaneous New Year’s Eve street jam in the early hours of 2016 – and the result was incredible British musician Jonny Walker said: I went out busking in Leeds on New Year’s Eve and, after a while, was joined by a homeless man…

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Man Grew Gardens to Save Unwanted Bees and People on Lots Abandoned After Katrina

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Man saves bees targeted for extermination by growing food for all on lots that were abandoned after Hurricane Katrina One man has pulled a 180 on one of the poorest, abandoned areas. The Ninth Ward of New Orleans never recovered after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina over a decade ago. But…

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Market Vendor Arrested for Selling Fake Eggs Made From Plastic

By Heather Callaghan, Editor An Indian shop owner was recently arrested for selling fake plastic egg products, sold as food for his customers in the West Bengal city and market of Kolkata. After a woman lodged a complaint with the police, an investigation discovered that shopkeeper Md Shamim Ansari sold dangerous, artificial eggs to consumers. He was arrested…

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Activists Arrested For Feeding Homeless, Vow to Keep Feeding Them

By Nika Knight ‘The hunger enforcement officers are here. This is their idea of serving the public.’ Seven activists with the peace group Food Not Bombs were arrested for feeding homeless people on Saturday in a public park in Tampa, Florida. The group is undaunted and maintains it will return to the park on Tuesday to…

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