Food pantries struggle to provide during COVID-19

Mar 31, 2020
As many Americans stock up on weeks of provisions, food pantries, food banks and soup kitchens are figuring out how to get hungry Americans the food they need.
Pantries are mobilizing to serve those who can't come to them: They’re posting social media callouts, hiring translators and renting vans for delivery.
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Food labeling and liability laws don’t make it easy to feed the hungry

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Mar 10, 2017
America wastes an estimated 63 million tons of food each year, while 1 in 6 Americans are without enough affordable, nutritious food. We’re all responsible, whether it’s leftovers at a restaurant or that bruised peach that gets thrown. But one more…

One solution for food security: putting seeds in a vault

Sep 30, 2016
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault tries to keep a supply of crop seeds safe in case of food shortages.
A man carries one of the newly arrived boxes containing seeds from Japan and USA into the international gene bank Svalbard Global Seed Vault, outside Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen, Norway.
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Americans face food insecurity despite economic growth

Sep 4, 2014
Food insecurity is down only slightly.

U.N. hopes to limit foreign farmland investment

Mar 26, 2012
The U.N. wants limits on the amount of farmland foreign investors can buy up around the world. The organization will vote on new voluntary guidelines in mid-May.