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How Americans can lose a lot of weight without giving up a single calorie Lenny Bernstein Washington Post July 27, 2015

Presidential candidates answer: How will you help the hungry and poor? Vinnie Rotondaro National Catholic Reporter July 22, 2015  See the videos submitted by candidates

Fast-food workers and supporters gathered in Manhattan to watch a live video of the wage board’s decision. The governor hailed it as an example of New York’s progressiveness. Photo: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

Fast-food workers and supporters gathered in Manhattan to watch a live video of the wage board’s decision. The governor hailed it as an example of New York’s progressiveness. Photo: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times  

New York plans $15-an-hour minimum wage for fast food Patrick McGeehan New York Times July 22, 2015
National push for $15 minimum wage hits home for U.S. Senate workers Mike DeBonis Washington Post July 21, 2015

The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance calls churches and individuals to join in a world-wide “zero hunger” challenge Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church July 10, 2015

How Americans compare with the global population: 56 percent of Americans were in the high income class, compared with 7 percent of the world's population. Rakesh Kochhar Pew Research Center July 9, 2015

Pope Francis greets a child in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, on Thursday. Photo: Gregorio Borgia/Associated Press

Pope Francis greets a child in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, on Thursday. Photo: Gregorio Borgia/Associated Press

Pope calls for ‘globalization of hope,’ warns against temptations of materialism during South American tour Francis X. Rocca Wall Street Journal July 9, 2015 Pope to activists: Defend the earth, demand economic reform Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service  July 9, 2015

Farm labor groups make some progress on wages and working conditions Steven Greenhouse New York Times July 3, 2015

The home of the family of Alberto Martinez and Rufina Perez, Triqui migrant farm workers, in a plywood shack in the fields outside Hollister. Photo: David Bacon  

The home of the family of Alberto Martinez and Rufina Perez, Triqui migrant farm workers, in a plywood shack in the fields outside Hollister. Photo: David Bacon  

Thousands of farmworkers in California can't make a living David Bacon New American Media June 2, 2015
Triqui farmworkers struggle to survive and organize in California David Bacon New American Media June 3, 2015
Picking peas should bring a better life Rosa Martinez as told to David Bacon New American Media June 3, 2015

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CURRENT EDITORIALS, OPINION, AND LETTERS

Fit for whose purpose? Private funding and corporate influence in the United Nations Barbara Adams and Gretchen Luchsinger Global Policy Watch July 27, 2015 See Hunger Notes special report on development assistance

Don’t let food be the problem: Producing too much food is what starves the planet Oliver de Schutter Foreign Policy July 20, 2015

Did the U.N. financing for development conference deliver? Katy Migiro Reuters July 17, 2015

Address to the Second World Meeting of the Popular Movements Pope Francis July 9, 2015  

Big Corn vs. Big Sugar could have a sweet outcome for taxpayers Charles Lane Washington Post July 1, 2015 See Hunger Notes special report on trade and hunger

What we're reading now Mark Bittman New York Times June 25, 2015

Regime change for humanitarian aid: How to make relief more accountable Michael Barnett and Peter Walker Foreign Affairs July/August 2015

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Dear Hunger Notes,
I am a teacher and cannot figure out which two years you are using when stating that the world population has grown 70% in 30 years. This stat seems to be cited widely. Could you please let me know? Thanks for your time. L. S.  British Columbia, Canada

Dear L. S.,
Did we really say that? Please let us know where as we can't locate the quote, and it is wrong. However the information is available. The US Census Bureau estimates for world population over the years are at International Programs - Total Midyear Population for the World: 1950-2050 - U.S. Census Bureau World population in 1984 was 4,774 million and in 2014 was 7,176 million for a growth of 2,402 million or 50.4 percent, not 70 percent. Selecting other years will give somewhat different answers; the population growth rate has slowly been dropping. I hope this answers your question.

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Living like a fugitive: The attempted killing of a famed Pakistani newsman is one example of a widespread backlash Idrees Ali and Dana Priest Washington Post July 25, 2015 (Part one of a series Controlling the Story: Global threats to a free press)

Starvation as a product of war  Nicholas Kristof New York Times July 23, 2015
The worst atrocity you have never heard of (video) Nicholas Kristof and Adam B. Ellick New York Times July 13, 2015

Syria increasingly disintegrates in crucible of war Ann Bernard New York Times July 15, 2015

Two omen farmers harvesting grain  in Myanmar.  Photo: FAO

Women farmers in Myanmar. In rural areas, pro-poor investments should support family farmers and other small-holders in a variety of ways. Photo: FAO  

An additional $160 per year for each person living in extreme poverty over a 15 year period will end chronic hunger, new UN estimates show Food and Agriculture Organization July 10, 2015 See full report Achieving Zero Hunger

This Sept. 4, 2012 photo provided by the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee shows Sir Fazle Hasan during a visit to the BRAC School in the Karail slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Photo: Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee via AP)

This Sept. 4, 2012 photo provided by the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee shows Sir Fazle Hasan during a visit to the BRAC School in the Karail slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Photo: Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee via AP)  

Bangladesh poverty group founder wins World Food Prize David Pitt AP July 1, 2015

A young girl eats a fortified lunch through the school nutrition program. Photo: GAIN

A young girl eats a fortified lunch through the school nutrition program. Photo: GAIN

Future Fortified: What does it take to end hidden hunger? Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition/Devex July 9, 2015 See more nutrition articles

The flight of refugees around the globe Sergio Peçanha and Tim Wallace New York Times June 30, 2015  Spread of global conflict transforming humanitarian work, says Red Cross chief  Sam Jones The Guardian July 8, 2015  See Hunger Notes special report on humanitarian assistance

UN: 15-year push ends extreme poverty for a billion people. Ban Ki-moon hails achievements of millennium development goals but warns world still riven by inequality Sam Jones The Guardian July 6, 2015 What progress has been made on each of the millennium development goals? Achilleas Galatsidas The Guardian July 6, 2015 See Hunger Notes special report on development assistance

Diet can be the single biggest driver of environmental degradation The Daily Star (Lebanon) July 6, 2014  See HN special report Environment and Hunger

Like other camps in Turkey and Jordan, Domiz camp in Iraq's northern Kurdistan region offers Syrian refugees water, shelter, education and medical services. Photo: IRIN News

This is the Domiz camp in Iraq's northern Kurdistan region. 1.6 million refugees living in countries nearby Syria had the per-capita ­ration allowance cut from $27 to $19 a month in December, and the amount will be reduced to $13.50 a month soon — half the calculated minimum that the refugees need to survive. Photo: IRIN News

UN slashes food aid to Syrian refugees Liz Sly Washington Post July 1, 2015

The humanitarian economy: Where is all the money going? Christian Els and Nils Carstensen IRIN News July 1, 2015 See Hunger Notes special report on development assistance

LATEST FOOD EMERGENCY, HUMANITARIAN CRISIS,  AND REFUGEE NEWS

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BOOKS
Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis Robert D. Putnam
Reviewed by Alan Wolfe Washington Post March 6, 2015
When Women Flourish....We Can End Hunger Bread for the World Institute January 31, 2015
Empire of Cotton: A Global History Swen Beckert
Reviewed by Daniel Walker Howe Washington Post January 11, 2015
The Fortunes of Africa:  A 5000 Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavor Martin Meredith 
Reviewed by Howard W. French Washington Post January 2, 2015
All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn Jason Sokol
Reviewed by David Levering Lewis New York Times January 9, 2015
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