At present, 15% of Australians experience food insecurity while 40% of food is discarded before it reaches the market.
Despite Australia being considered the 'lucky country', 15% of us still experience food insecurity. Meanwhile, 40% of edible food is thrown away before it even reaches the market.
A woman holds a photo of her best friend, who died of a drug overdose in January 2017, before a march to draw attention to the opioid overdose epidemic, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C.
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Catastrophic increases in opioid overdose deaths across Canada require a broad response -- tackling housing, food and income insecurity as well as the contaminated drug supply.
Pasta and bolognese sauce were on the menu provided at this Sydney venue by not-for-profit organisation Foodbank.
Foodbanks were originally established as a temporary measure to alleviate food insecurity. But have they become an excuse for governments not to deal properly with the problem?
In 2011 famine spread to six out of eight regions in southern Somalia.
The distinction between food insecurity and famine is artificial and unhelpful. Hungry people are suffering however their situation falls below the radar.
Canada is one of very few industrialized countries not to have a national school food program.
As Canadian kids head back to school this week, many will be hungry. Lacking fruits, vegetables and other nutritious foods, they will suffer mood problems, disease and low academic performance.
Women who don't get enough to eat while pregnant face a high risk of developing common mental illnesses like depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after giving birth.
Fresh produce for sale at a farmer’s market.
Low-income Canadians lack nutritious food options in part due to negative societal attitudes about them.
The social grants disbursed to millions of South Africans helps entire households.
Should South Africa's social grants not be disbursed, many households will lose the only source of income they have.
Africa is home to a rich diversity of edible insects like mopani worms.
Insects have often been described with words like "disgusting" and the idea of eating them horrifies some people. But this needs to change as they can be an important food source.
Sorghum and legumes could help children reach their required protein intake.
Pulses -- or grain legumes -- are indigenous foods that can play a massive role in tackling food security on the African continent.
Africa must adopt an integrated approach to effectively reduce hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition.
There are a number of efforts on the African continent aimed at helping people overcome food insecurity. Even though some progress has been made, the situation remains bleak.
Fields showing little signs of plant emergence at a late stage of the season, indicating a near total crop loss in Zimbabwe.
Satellite rainfall data can be used to predict harsh climate events – and to identify food-insecure populations before disaster strikes.
Crop production can play a crucial role in helping improve nutrition through dietary diversity.
People living in rural parts of South Africa lack diversity in their eating because a starch based diet is perceived as cheaper and is very common.
Does the place of breakfast matter?
More than 15 million children live in homes that do not have enough food. However, the number of children taking advantage of free breakfast in schools is low. What can schools do?
Food security efforts need to look beyond urban agriculture.
It's important to question whether the promotion of urban agriculture can actually help people, or whether other solutions should be explored.
Can we learn to feed the multitudes?
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About one in seven Americans report going hungry at some point during the year, a fact apparently far from the minds of the presidential candidates.
Consumption of chicken has been rising in Africa. This is a short-term solution to improving food insecurity.
Meat has health benefits. And good quality meat could also be the solution to the food insecurity problems that plague two-thirds of households in the developing world.
On the list of students’ struggles are basic necessities – food.
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Students are going hungry on college campuses. The latest survey shows that four in 10 University of California students do not have access to nutritious food.
Does the government’s recently released National Food Plan provide for the needs of food insecure and marginalised Australians?
The National Food Plan, launched on May 25, spelt out the government’s intentions for Australia’s food industry. Several advocacy groups and academics have highlighted the flawed assumptions in the plan…