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Ed Green clears a foggy windshield at the beginning of his shift with the North Carolina Department of Transportation in Winston-Salem. Photo: Bonnie Jo Mount/Washington Post

Ed Green clears a foggy windshield at the beginning of his shift with the North Carolina Department of Transportation in Winston-Salem. Green works several jobs but still doesn't earn as much as he used to as a bus driver in New York. Photo: Bonnie Jo Mount/Washington Post

Why America's middle class is lost
The devalued American worker
The college trap that keeps people poor (Series) Jim Tankersley Washington Post December 14-16, 2014

At Campo Sacramento in Guasave, Sinaloa, barbed wire runs along the perimeter. Photo: Don Bartletti

At Campo Sacramento in Guasave, Sinaloa, barbed wire runs along the perimeter, and arrivals and departures are controlled around the clock. Photo: Don Bartletti

Hardship on Mexico's farms, a bounty for US tables Richard Marosi Photography & video by Don Bartletti Los Angeles Times December 8, 2014

How the Midwest food and agriculture sector relies on immigrant labor Stephanie Mercier Chicago Council on Global Affairs December 9, 2014

House oks Feed the Future authority Philip Brasher Agri-Pulse December 10, 2014

Row houses in Baltimore.  Photo: Linda Davidson/Washington Post

A neighborhood of concentrated poverty in Baltimore. Photo: Linda Davidson/Washington Post

The vast majority of poor neighborhoods arenít gentrifying. Theyíre stuck in poverty.  Emily Badger Washington Post December 5, 2014

Unsteady incomes keep millions behind on bills. Nearly seven million people working part time would prefer full-time jobs but canít find them Patricia Cohen New York Times December 3, 2014

Food assistance needs remain high Brynne Keith-Jennings Center on Budget and Policy Priorities November 24, 2014

This long-abandoned lot in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago was once home to a bustling business district. Now Whole Foods is planning to build a store here. Photo: Warren Skalski/Washington Post

This long-abandoned lot in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago was once home to a bustling business district. Now Whole Foods is planning to build a store here. Photo: Warren Skalski/Washington Post

Why Whole Foods is moving into one of the poorest neighborhoods in Chicago Emily Badger Washington Post November 14, 2014  

Why wage growth disparity tells the story of America's half-formed economic recovery Chico Harlan Washington Post Novermber 21, 2014

Child homelessness in U.S. hit all-time high in recent years, new report says David Crary and Lisa Leff Washington Post November 17, 2014

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Read it and weep: The Congo is leasing 25 percent of its land to investors from other countries Lane Vanderslice Hunger Notes December 21, 2014   

US-Mexico sugar deal means higher prices for consumers Washington Post December 9, 2014  See also US sugar soars above world prices. Candy makers prepare price increases. Alexandra Wexler Wall Street Journal  December 8, 2014 and How will a fight over sugar affect US-Mexico trade ties Andrťs Rozental Inter-American Dialogue September 10, 2014  See Hunger Notes special report Trade and Hunger

World Food Program's struggle to feed millions New York Times December 2, 2014

In Peru, a fight over land rights New York Times November 27, 2013  

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Photo of refugee camp in Niger. Photo: Katy Thiam/OCHA Niger

Nigerian Islamist Boko Haram militias have driven nearly 90,000 people into neighbouring Nigerís impoverished Diffa Region this year, sparking food security and protection worries. Photo: Katy Thiam/OCHA Niger

Boko Haram fuels displacement crisis in Nigerís Diffa region IRIN News December 12, 2014

New report shows discrimination against women is major cause of persistent hunger Hunger Notes December 9, 2014†

Kurdish refugees from the Syrian town of Kobani queue to get food in a camp in the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province, November 13, 2014. Photo: REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Kurdish refugees from the Syrian town of Kobani queue to get food in a camp in the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province, November 13, 2014. Photo: REUTERS/Osman Orsal

World Food Program suspends food aid for 1.7 million Syrian refugees Tom Miles Reuters December 1, 2014

Every dollar spent on childhood nutrition can save up to $166, new study finds  Bjorn Lomborg The Guardian November 28, 2014 See more nutrition stories

Two women, each with one chlild,  and a man in an African agricultural field. Photo: FIAN International

Women play an important role in guaranteeing sufficient food supply for their families. They are among the stakeholders whose voice needs to be heard in the debate on nutrition. Photo: FIAN International

Democratizing the fight against malnutrition GeneviŤve Lavoie-Mathieu Inter Press Service November 27, 2014 See more nutrition stories

Arms and the African: the continent's armies are going on a spending spree The Economist November 22, 2014

Picture of  Congo rural town. Photo: Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

Congoís plan to lease land to investors was developed after an earlier initiative to support small-scale farmers failed. A government project to provide seeds and equipment such as new hoes and machetes wasnít sustainable because it depended on limited public funds. The farmers also didnít have the capacity to store and process their produce, or transport it to market. Photo: Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

Congo seeks investors for farmland bigger than France Simon Clark Wall Street Journal October 28, 2014 Also see Read it and weep: The Congo is leasing 25 percent of its land to investors from other countries (opinion) Lane Vanderslice Hunger Notes December 21, 2014 See Hunger Notes special report Trade and Hunger

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FAO releases "Food and Nutrition in Numbers"  FAO November 17, 2014.  See full report (249 page PDF) See video Nutrition: A public issue See more nutrition stories

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Food and Nutrition in Numbers  FAO
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The Good Lie (movie) Reviewed by Steve Hansch World Hunger Education Service October 16, 2014 T

Down the Up Escalator: How the 99 Percent Live in the Great Recession Barbara Garson Reviewed by Blair Dudik October 21, 2014
Atlas of African agriculture research & development  Kate Sebastian, Editor July 22, 2014

Good Food: Grounded Practical Theory Jennifer Ayres Reviewed by the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church February 4, 2014

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