Musk hasn’t clearly landed on a philanthropic mission yet.
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Combining the UN’s expertise and global reach with Musk’s wealth and revolutionary problem-solving could make a difference, a world hunger expert argues.
Yemeni children, who live in a hunger hot spot, wait to get food in June 2021.
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For many of the children who don’t get enough to eat, the consequences could last a lifetime.
Eating well takes money – and also time, wise choices and cooking skills.
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New data shows how high prices and low incomes prevent 4 in 10 people worldwide from buying enough nutritious foods for a healthy diet.
A farmer shows smaller-than-usual soybeans harvested due to drought conditions in Tallapoosa, Georgia.
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Many of the crop plants that feed us waste 20 percent of their energy, especially in hot weather. Plant geneticists prove that capturing this energy could boost crop yields by up to 40 percent.
A woman waits for food in the Moyo district of Uganda Oct. 26, 2017.
World Food Day, Oct. 16, provides an opportunity to gauge where the fight against hunger stands. It’s also a time, an expert says, to look at so-called hidden hunger.
Australia’s grain exports will suffer under climate change.
Climate change will change the dynamic for major food exporters like China and the US.
Genetically engineered tobacco plants growing in a greenhouse.
As the climate changes and the population grows, meeting the demand for food will become more difficult as arable land declines. But an international team of scientists has figured out an innovative solution to dramatically bumping up crop yields.
122 million of 155 million stunted children live in conflict countries.
Development officials have been cautiously optimistic that we were on our way to eradicating hunger. But a recent report by the UN shows a surge in global hunger due to conflict and climate change.
Former U.S. President Barack Obama and Prince Harry watch wheelchair basketball at the Invictus Games in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 29. Obama spoke earlier in Toronto about the importance of global citizenship.
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The world needs to cultivate a global citizenship sensibility, particularly in the education of our university and college students, to ensure the harmonious survival of planet Earth.