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Top Hunger News: A Personal Look at Hunger in America

Domestic

Friends and Neighbors. How do you choose between paying your bills and feeding your kids? [Dateline NBC]

Peanut Industry Helping Solve World Hunger. Peanuts, in a specially blended formula, have saved tens of thousands of children from death by malnutrition, but if logistic, political and patent battles are resolved, the number could reach into the millions. [Southeast Farm Press]

One in Ten Have No Job. More Have No Security. On Thursday, a group of scholars led by Yale's Jacob Hacker and backed by the Rockefeller Foundation are unveiled a new statistic to measure hardship. They call it the “Economic Security Index.” [The New Republic]

College Students Hide Hunger, Homelessness. For many college students and their families, rising tuition costs and a tough economy are presenting new challenges as college bills come in. This has led to a little-known but growing population of financially stressed students, who are facing hunger and sometimes even homelessness. [NPR]

International

Why Women are Economic Backbone of Rwanda. "In Rwanda there is a saying. The woman is the heart of the house, so if your heart is working well the whole body I think is also to benefit," said Dr. Jean Damascene Ntawukuriryayo, a parliamentarian for the Social Democratic Party. [CNN]

Africa's Hunger Hardships Spur Biotech Debate. Many solutions have been proposed to help combat hunger in Africa, but one in particular remains controversial: biotechnology. [Global Voices]

Political Will Can Solve Malnutrition. More than 70 percent of Africa's population is rural and depends on agriculture for food and income, so the solution to food security seems easy and logical: people can grow enough nutritious food to feed themselves. [IRIN]

Hope and Progress in the Developing World, Despite Daunting Challenges. Projects that empower people in developing countries with a means of expression are key to helping communities combat hunger and poverty themselves. [The Seattle Times]

Climate Change/Environment

Climate Change 'Will Increase Mexico-US Migration.' A warming climate could see millions of adult Mexicans migrate to the US as rising temperatures cause a drop in crop yields, according to a study by researchers at Princeton University. [BBC]

 

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Valuable lists! It is just so sad to realize that while others enjoy luxurious things, there are numerous children who cannot even have three complete meals a day.

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