USDA takes steps to build more sustainable, resilient and inclusive food systems

The Department of Agriculture highlighted investments to end hunger and malnutrition at the United Nations Food Systems Summit this week. Speaking of the total $10 billion of investments, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack states, “We must use the power of ingenuity to improve on food systems so they provide safe, nutritious, affordable and accessible food for all."
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Chef Attempts to Reduce Malnutrition in Laos

“I want to see women and children receive more care and support from their families. I want them to have access to good nutrition, health care, and information. These things may not make them rich, but they will have good health [and] know how to care for themselves and their families; children will grow healthily, and everyone will be free from malnutrition,” said Chef Touktick, ADRA Lao’s health and nutrition officer.

Neglected Husky Learns To Love Life After Being Rescued From An Alley

Ash was living in an alley between two buildings, completely neglected for over a year. After Sidewalk Specials stepped in, he got a new chance at life and really came out of his shell!. It all started when some concerned neighbors called Sidewalk Specials regarding a dog who’d been living...

WFP appeals for $40mn to feed 440K refugees in Kenya

Nairobi, Sep 25 (IANS) The World Food Program (WFP) has appealed for ($40.4 million to continue providing food and nutrition assistance to 440,000 refugees in Kenya over the next six months. “WFP is urgently seeking 40.4 million dollars to restore full food rations to refugees in Dadaab, Kakuma and Kalobeyei...
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United Nations warns of ‘catastrophe’ in Afghanistan |

Kabul (AP) – After the Taliban came to power, the United Nations warned of the devastating consequences of the escalating economic crisis in Afghanistan. If the situation does not improve, “it will lead to a catastrophe,” said the UN deputy special representative for Afghanistan, Ramiz Alakbarov, of the German news agency in Kabul.

New Study Finds Covid-19 Associated With Acute Weight Loss, Malnutrition

© Provided by News18 New Study Finds Covid-19 Associated With Acute Weight Loss, Malnutrition. Various studies have shown that the novel coronavirus affects various organs. Medical experts have also claimed that in many cases, during the recovery phase, the infection leads to weight loss in patients, especially those who are or were severely affected by it.

2 in Bihar secure bail on willing to feed 5 Dalit kids for 6 months

Patna, Sep 24 (IANS) A district court in Bihar’s Madhubani agreed to a bail plea of two extortionists and attempt to murder undertrials on the condition that they will together feed five Dalit children half a liter of milk each everyday for six months. The Additional Session Judge (ADJ-I) Avinash...

Gates Foundation pledges $992M to address global malnutrition, targeting women and kids

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged to spend $992 million over five years to help tackle global malnutrition. A shocking number of people worldwide are hungry. About one-tenth of the global population, or 811 million people, were reported as undernourished last year, according to the United Nations. The COVID-19 pandemic is likely a cause of the recent spike in shortages and lack of access.
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'Silent Killing': Starvation Stalks Ethiopia's Tigray

Mothers in Ethiopia's war-scarred Tigray region describe feeding leaves to their children in a desperate bid to keep them alive. As they move from place to place, dodging fighting and searching for aid, they watch for telltale signs of malnutrition: sluggishness, rashes, loss of appetite. Those signs are increasingly frequent...

COVID-19 Is Not the Only Cause Behind Rising Food Insecurity

The world’s nutrition crisis is worsening, according to the 2021 Report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition (SOFI) from the U.N Food and Agriculture Organization. Conflict, violence, and economic shocks, according to the report, are the main drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition, but the COVID-19 pandemic is intensifying situations around the world.

62 children died in NE Syria camp this year

Two children die every week in Al-Hol, one of the overcrowded Syrian camps where families with suspected links to the Islamic State group are stranded, Save the Children said on Thursday. The charity said many countries, including EU states, were abandoning thousands of children in their desert limbo, vulnerable to...

Shelter finds emaciated puppy in box with ‘Help Me’ written on side

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A puppy named Liam is fighting for his life after being left outside of a Kentucky shelter in a taped-up box with the words ‘FOUND HELP ME’ written on it. The Kentucky Humane Society found the puppy on September 17 in a cardboard box that had holes...

NFHS Malnutrition Report: Why do 30.7% of children in Cachar fall under the “Wasted” Category?

The latest National Family Health Survey report for the year 2019-20 shows troublesome trends emerging from Cachar. A study by Dr. Tulika Goswami Mahanta, professor and HOD, Community Medicine, Assam Medical College on the NFHS report regarding Malnutrition in Children 30.7% of the children in Cachar are falling under the “Wasted” category up from 30.6% in the previous survey while the State average is 21.7%.

Dole Sunshine Company Harnesses New York’s Trash to Create Awareness of the Impact of Food Waste on Malnutrition and Food Insecurity

A consumer pulse survey released today by the Dole Sunshine Company revealed significant education gaps when it comes to the impact of food waste on hunger, with a third of Americans admitting they make no effort to reduce food waste at home. The survey was commissioned as part of Dole’s ongoing consumer education efforts on food insecurity. The biggest barrier to reducing waste is that consumers just don’t know how.