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Miguel Ramirez training family farmers on seed bank management. Photo: MAOES.  

Miguel Ramirez training family farmers on seed bank management. Photo: MAOES.  

Agroecology as a tool for liberation: Transforming industrial agribusiness in El Salvador (An interview with Miguel Ramirez, National Coordinator of the Organic Agriculture Movement of El Salvador)  Beverly Bell Other Worlds August 12, 2015

Julian Bond, charismatic civil rights leader, dies at 75 Roy Reed New York Times August 17, 2015

It’s unconstitutional to ban the homeless from sleeping outside, the federal government says Emily Badger Washington Post August 13, 2015

Black poverty differs from white poverty Emily Badger Washington Post August 13, 2015

Coke funds scientists who shift blame for obesity away from bad diets Anahad Carter New York Times August 9, 2015

A mother eats lunch with her children in a rural Mexican school, as part of one of the programmes that fall under the umbrella of the Crusade Against Hunger. Credit: Government of  Mexico

A mother eats lunch with her children in a rural Mexican school, as part of one of the programs that fall under the umbrella of the Crusade Against Hunger. Photo: Government of Mexico

Mexico's anti-poverty programs are losing the battle Emilio Godoy Inter Press Service August 5, 2015

U.S. food aid: Charity begins at home. More than 60 years after the U.S. Food for Peace program was launched, vested interests continue to hinder reforms to allow for more local sourcing of food aid. IRIN News July 30, 2015  See Hunger Notes special report on humanitarian assistance

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

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CURRENT EDITORIALS, OPINION, AND LETTERS

Ruthless power and deleterious politics: From DDT to Roundup Evaggelos Vallianatos Independent Science News July 17, 2015

The end of polio in Africa? Washington Post August 20, 2015

Julian Bond had the long view of this journey toward justice Marcia Davis Washington Post August 20, 2015

The mystery of ISIS Anonymous New York Review of Books August 15, 2015

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

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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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Thai and Burmese fishing boat workers sit inside a cell at the compound of a fishing company in Benjina, Indonesia on Nov. 22, 2014. The imprisoned men were considered slaves who might run away. Photo: Dita Alangkara/AP

Thai and Burmese fishing boat workers sit inside a cell at the compound of a fishing company in Benjina, Indonesia on Nov. 22, 2014. The imprisoned men were considered slaves who might run away. Photo: Dita Alangkara/AP

Beyond brothels: Farms and fisheries are frontier of human trafficking Tracie McMillan NPR July 28, 2015

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
Mapped: A world at war IRIN News July 30, 2015  See Hunger Notes special report on humanitarian assistance

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