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    TAG : Hunger

    A Dangerous Diet

    A slightly extreme campaign wants to bring attention to the plight of refugees.How can we get people to notice and care about issues that are thousands of miles away? The 850 Calorie Challenge wants to bring it closer to home, all the way to your dinner plate. The background is this: the ...

    The Revolution Doesn’t Need a Permit: An Interview with Keith McHenry

    The Food Not Bombs cofounder on justice, community, and the radical idea of sharing.  Back in 1980, while Keith McHenry was working for a moving company in Boston, he came across a poster of children climbing on a jungle gym. A caption read, It will be a great day when the schools get all the ...

    Hungry? Grab a Caterpillar

    This article was originally published at Solutions Online.Caterpillars might not be haute cuisine for many Americans, but a new organization in Africa is promoting them as a simple, nutritious solution to the continent’s high rate of malnutrition. Shea caterpillars are brown, wriggly worms ...

    Don't Feed the Hungry

    Raj Patel is a writer, academic, and activist. He is the author ofStuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System, and the New York Times and international bestseller,The Value of Nothing. He has also published widely in the academic press, with articles in peer-reviewed ...

    How to Have a Shareable Thanksgiving

    This post originally appeared at Shareable.net. Ahh, Thanksgiving, a day dedicated to community, abundance and gratitude. In an ideal world, this could be the theme of every day, but we all know how it goes: life is a fast-moving train and expressions of gratitude oftentimes get left at the ...

    Going Halfsies

    How many times have you ordered an entrée at a restaurant only to leave a pile of food on your plate, dump the remains into a doggie bag, or stagger out the door with your pants unbuttoned? The new program Halfsies hopes to cut portion sizes for a good cause.Halfsies identifies three ...

    Guerrilla Grafters: Turning Urban Streets into Orchards

    What do you get if you cross an apple tree with a littleleaf linden? The Guerrilla Grafters—a renegade urban gardening group in San Francisco—hope the result is a metropolitan food forest. The volunteer activists splice branches from fruit trees onto the non–fruit bearing trees that line ...

    Fighting Hunger, 44 Ways

    In America, more than 49 million people—including nearly 17 million children—go hungry every day. That’s a heartbreaking one in five kids who will go to sleep with bellies growling tonight. In honor of National Food Day, The Daily Meal has compiled 44 things you can do to fight hunger. ...

    The Locavore Food Shelf

    Is eating locally just another status symbol? Get together with certain members of the locavore movement, and you’ll hear conversations about the cost of CSAs and the cost of timeshares, rare heirloom seeds and rare art acquisitions. Troll the aisles of your neighborhood co-op grocery, and ...

    Starving for Attention: Hunger (Film Review)

    On March 1, 1981, Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands led a hunger strike in Northern Ireland’s Maze Prison. Sixty-six days later, he died at the age of 27, a shriveled-up version of his former self. British director Steve McQueen’s chilling, superbly crafted vision of the events ...

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