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Top Hunger News: Eradicating Poverty is Possible

International
WCC News: Eradicating Poverty is Possible
. In a statement released ahead of the United Nations summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to take place in September 2010, the WCC has reiterated its conviction that eradicating poverty is both "a moral and ethical imperative" and an achievable goal. [WCC Media]

U.N. Warns Food Prices Could Rise by 40 Percent. The Agricultural Outlook 2010-19 found that global food prices of wheat and coarse grains could jump between 15 and 40 percent from 1997-2006 levels, prior to the global food crisis in 2007. [Mongabay.com]

Emerging Economies ‘to Enjoy Food Production Boom.’ The emerging economies of Brazil, India, China, and Russia will enjoy an agricultural boom over the next decade as production stalls in Western Europe, a report says. [BBC]

U.S. Officials Announce New Agriculture Research Initiative to Aid Farmers in Developing Countries. During the 2010 World Food Prize ceremony, Clinton said, "In a few decades, the world's population will grow to 9 billion people. If we are to feed the future without leveling the forests, draining the aquifers and depleting the soil of all its nutrients, we need science." [The Kaiser Family Foundation]

Domestic
Food Stamps Now Usable at Some Farmer’s Markets. Each location will have a wireless machine that will allow those with EBT or independent cards to exchange dollar values for tokens that are spendable at the markets. [WBALTV.com]

Climate Change/Environment
Can Painting a Mountain Restore a Glacier? Slowly but surely an extinct glacier in a remote corner of the Peruvian Andes is being returned to its former color, not by falling snow or regenerated ice sheets, but by whitewash. [BBC]

 

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