The Globalized, Corporate-Led Food System Is Failing Us: Boycott Grows of U.N. Food Summit

More than 500 civil society groups boycotted the United Nations Food Systems Summit in New York for giving corporations an outsized role in framing the agenda. We speak with ​​leading food advocates in Ethiopia, India and the United States, who lay out their concerns: Million Belay, general coordinator of the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in …
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Marcus Rashford urges health professionals to help families sign up for food vouchers

Support us and go ad-free Footballer Marcus Rashford has urged health professionals to help get more families in need signed up to a government-backed food voucher scheme. Health drive The England and Manchester United player said he’s concerned that more than 40% of those eligible for the Healthy Start scheme are still not registered. He …
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How the Pandemic Fueled Global Hunger: 2.5 Billion Lack Nutritious Food, 1 in 5 Children Are Stunted

The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled a sharp increase in the number of people going hungry worldwide, along with conflict and the impacts of climate change. A new report on the state of food security and nutrition in the world found about one-tenth of the global population were undernourished last year, more than 2.5 billion people …
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Campaigner Maia Thomas is taking the initiative to reduce food poverty in Devon

March is being commemorated as Women’s History Month, and The Canary has featured the important work of Black women such as climate activist Wawa Gatheru and dementia expert Rianna Patterson. In the same vein, we recently spoke to Maia Thomas, a 22-year-old equality activist based in Exeter, Devon. Thomas has spent 2021 tackling food poverty. …
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No Heat or Water, Overflowing Toilets, Disgusting Food: Texas Prisons Went "from Bad to Dire" in Storm

As winter storms overwhelmed Texas, many incarcerated people in the state went days without heat and water, making already grim conditions behind bars even more intolerable for thousands of people. Officials say 33 prisons across the state lost power and 20 had water shortages after the state’s electrical grid failed. Staff shortages compounded the problems, …
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Families receiving ‘degrading’ food parcels treated ‘like dirt’, says mother

Families given “degrading” food parcels as part of the government’s free school meals programme are being treated “like dirt”, according to one mother. “Embarrassed” Kerry Wilks, from Redcar in north-east England, received a package at her youngest child’s school containing a loaf of bread, three yoghurts, a tin of beans, tuna, two potatoes, four pieces …
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Committees on Toxicity, Mutagenicity, Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment: joint annual report

Published 19 January 2015 Last updated 14 December 2020 + show all updates 14 December 2020 Added 2019 joint annual report and updated links to previous reports. 7 February 2020 Added 2018 joint annual report. 8 May 2019 Added 2017 joint annual report. 10 January 2018 Added 2016 joint annual report. 17 February 2016 Added 2014 …
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No-deal Brexit ‘could cost Scottish food and drink industry £2bn’

A no-deal Brexit would be an “act of huge economic negligence” that could cost Scotland’s food and drink industry £2bn, an industry leader has warned. “Huge losses” James Withers, the chief executive of Scotland Food and Drink, said the ongoing uncertainty over the UK’s future relationship with the EU means some businesses are already stopping …
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As Food Insecurity Surges, Leading Scientist Says Hunger Is a Deliberate Choice by Those in Power

As the World Food Programme accepts the Nobel Peace Prize, we look at the growing global hunger crisis amid the pandemic, the climate crisis and war. In the United States, as many as 50 million people could experience food insecurity before the end of the year — including one in four children. “It’s important to …
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Food Is the Pathway to Peace: World Food Programme Wins Nobel Peace Prize & Warns of Hunger Pandemic

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Just before our live broadcast today, the World Food Programme received the Nobel Peace Prize in an online ceremony, due to COVID-19 restrictions, for what the Nobel Committee described as “its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering …
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