Food waste in India and Pakistan is greater than you might expect, and new organization Robin Hood Army moves edible food from restaurants to hungry people.
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Cutting-edge recycling companies in China have a hard time getting materials like plastic water bottles because of rogue operations throughout the country.
DIGDEEP’s Four Liter Challenge event aims to help Americans recognize the reality of water scarcity in the developing world, and in our own communities.
We don’t do as much on issues of human health as much as some of our sister sites, but our concern with the environment certainly incorporates wellness… both individually and collectively. So when a friend offered me this infographic exploring the links between poverty and obesity, I jumped at it: these kinds of connections are […]
Harvesting Justice 18: Meet Up, Eat Up, Act Up – Consumers Join the Movement for Food Workers’ Rights
“We are trying to have workers become as trendy as local and organic has become in the industry,” Saru Jayaraman, co-director and co-founder of ROC, told us. “It’s going to take the three stakeholders – workers, good employers, and consumers – working together to actually change things.”
Can solar power help eradicate extreme poverty in the developing world? Many social entrepreneurs think so, and are investing their time and money in a variety of technologies. Here are a few more seeking funding…
Worried about the “baby bust” under discussion in some media outlets? John Seager of Population Connection argues that there’s no shortage of people in the developed world (nor will there be), and that the “Ponzi demography” represented by such thinking is unsustainable.
Danielle Nierenberg and Ellen Gustafson, founders of new organization The Food Tank, share their ideas for improving the global food system in 2013 and beyond.
More than 150 data sets accompany Lester R. Brown’s latest book, Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity. These tables and graphs help to explain the precarious situation in which humanity finds itself, as the world leaves an era of food surpluses and enters one of food scarcity. Here are some highlights from the collection.
How can we get more people involved in the next round of Millennium Development Goals? How about letting them participate in their development?
Can small scale, urban farming feed the world… or even provide a significant portion of the food needed for local residents? I don’t know… I do know you’ll find different perspectives on that question right here on the pages of sustainablog. Regardless, urban agriculture does create a number of benefits, particularly in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods: […]
FAO (The food and agriculture organization of the United Nations) released their June estimate of global food price indices yesterday. The new numbers were mixed, but not encouraging overall. Sugar was up 15% over the month. All the other indices were nearly flat: Dairy up 0.2%, Oils down 0.6%, Meat down 1.5%, Cereals down 1.3%. […]
Ever wonder how rich you are? Or more reasonably put, how your income compares to that of everyone else in the world? Just how rich is rich, and how poor is poor? With Global Rich List, you can find out exactly how you compare to the rest of the world.