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Innovation, ‘Diversity Of Approaches’ Needed To End Global Hunger

The Guardian: Wanted: innovative ideas on how to feed nine billion people Gerda Verburg, chair of the U.N. Committee on World Food Security “…As daunting as it may be, there are many opportunities available if we are willing to think smarter and use all our individual strength and the tools…

Nutrient-Rich Foods, Supplements Can Reduce Child Malnutrition, Food Experts Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Food supplements crucial to reduce child malnutrition “The addition of highly nutritious foods and supplements to the diets of poor mothers could help reduce child mortality and malnutrition in Africa and South Asia, food experts said on Thursday…” (Guilbert, 2/26).

Strengthening U.S. Food For Peace Program Would Help Save More Lives

Huffington Post: The Real and Heroic Hunger Games William Lambers, author and blogger “…The U.S. Food for Peace program is the largest donor of this food aid. The government decides each year how much funding to allocate toward Food for Peace. … Food not only saves lives, but it gives…

WFP Head Appeals For More Funding, Flexibility To Achieve Zero Hunger

EurActiv: World Food Programme chief appeals for ‘more flexible’ aid “Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the World Food Programme (WFP), made an appeal [Monday] for more funds to fight hunger in crisis areas, but also for more flexibility on how to use the funding…” (Gotev, 2/23).

WFP Begins Aid Delivery In Flood-Hit Malawi

U.N. News Centre: As Malawi reels from devastating floods, U.N. food agency delivers vital supplies “The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced the delivery of a first round of emergency supplies to more than 288,000 people in flood-affected Malawi, providing much needed relief amid continuing rains…” (2/23).

Quality Of Dietary Habits Declining Worldwide, Study Shows

News outlets report on a study in The Lancet Global Health and a Lancet series on obesity published last week. New York Times: Food Habits Getting Worse Around the World “People in some poor and middle-income countries have healthier diets than those in rich ones, but major Western snack and…

Data Collection Essential To Creating Nutrition Programs, Evaluating Progress In India

Livemint: Advances in nutrition: myth or reality? Purnima Menon and Lawrence Haddad, senior research fellows at the International Food Policy Research Institute “…State-level trend data is essential to build data-driven nutrition strategies for individual states. … Overall, we believe good news [on nutrition in India] exists, and that progress against…